I, unfortunately, tend to hold on to anger. It’s definitely one of my struggles. I hold grudges. I obsess over being wronged or hurt and I want to be heard and I want apologies! When I realize I won’t get an apology from the one(s) who did me wrong, instead of continuing to obsess - a form of bitterness - I have decided to use both grace and gratitude to cope, let go and move on. Almost always when something bad happens there is also something positive to be found - a silver lining. So, I find what the positive is and I try to genuinely feel thankful for the silver lining. This helps me have the Grace to let go and forgive.
When we truly let go of our grudges and we no longer feel bitter toward others, we can slowly learn not only to get along with those who we have had struggles with, but we can also learn to love our enemies. This is a path to world peace. It sounds profound and I guess it is. Why not start with one single person? Like the song I sang in Kindergarten...”Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” Also, the only way to truly live your very best life is to let go of all those silly grudges. So, another quote from a beautiful song - Humble and Kind - by Tim McGraw. “Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why. Bitterness keeps you from flyin...Always stay humble and kind.”