2013 Peony Series – 02

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Why the above quote?  In my post titled  “2013 Peony Series – 01” I provided the meanings of the Peony.  Anger was one of the meanings.  I chose this quote and image not because the image makes me feel angry, but because if you look closely at the image there is a Peony hiding in the background as though perhaps it is angry, or has caused anger.

I love the quote because it is so true and there is no value in holding onto anger, only in letting it go.

 

Delicate Beauty

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.  – Marcus Antonius

Delicate Beauty – Life is delicate so try to let go of anger and embrace the beauty of each day.

Switching Gears

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

We can always switch gears and change our angry mind to a forgiving heart.