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Most people think that forgiveness is weakness but today we’ll challenge your perspective with an awesome quote!

Do you have any enemies?

Do you have any “frenemies”?

Here is today’s quote for a Deep Thoughts Thursday: “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.”

– Oscar Wilde

 

What does this quote mean?

This quote is somewhat “cheeky” and it says that if we want to annoy our enemies even more, we can forgive them.

Also, the quote is telling us that it’s better for us to forgive.

It helps us lead healthier lives.

When you have an enemy you carry a lot of negative energy around and it takes up space in your body and in your brain.

 

According to Mayoclinic.org, the benefits of forgiveness include:

  • Stronger immune system
  • Less anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure

 

A few great vocabulary words from today’s episode:

  • Frenemy: “Friend” + “enemy”= someone that you care about and you are there for them but you can’t get along with them on an everyday basis and many things about that person bother you.
  • To hold a grudge: You keep thinking about something that someone did to you, you hold on to your anger. You don’t move on.

 

Do you have someone to forgive?

What is holding you back from forgiving that person?

Share your experience in the comments.

 

Direct download: AEE_301_Why_Forgiving_Puts_You_On_Top.mp3
Category:All Ears English -- posted at: 1:00am EST