zoezane (zoezane) wrote,
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zoezane

Future

Dear Zoe,

"When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future."

Bernard Meltzer
1916-1998, Radio Show Host



Forgive means to:

It changed Oprah .......

A man was a guest who appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1990. When defining forgiveness, he said,

“It really means letting go of the past we thought we wanted.”

More than a decade later, this definition of forgiveness still resonates with Oprah. “That was a transcendent moment for me -- bigger, even, than an aha.

“He said forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different.”

This simple advice on how to forgive gave Oprah an entirely new perspective. “It took me to the next level of being a better person,” she says. “I don’t hold grudges for anything or any situation -- and neither should you. [Forgiveness] is letting go so that the past does not hold you prisoner.”

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