Who Suffers the Most When You Don’t Stop Procrastinating and Start Forgiving?

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It was last Saturday morning when I got back from a very unexpected weeklong trip to upstate New York. As a result, I’ve been playing catch-up since my return.

Instead of traveling I had expected to be home alone while Brian and Natalie drove her fiancé Dan’s car to upstate New York to Dan’s parents’ home. That’s where Natalie and Dan will reside for a few months while he continues his recovery from his disabling accident in Thailand. (Read about the accident)

My plans changed quickly when on the Friday before their scheduled departure on Monday, Brian received a phone call from his brother. Mike told him that their mother, Julia, had been hospitalized and not expected to live much longer. Her blood pressure was way out of whack and her body was cold.

Just a few days earlier Brian’s sister Anna had told us how well Julia was doing in the nursing home. So Mike’s news was a surprise.

I knew Brian wanted to be with his mother again before she passed away, so I told him that I would take his place to drive with Natalie, and I would book a flight for him to leave as soon as possible.

Very early the next morning I drove Brian to the airport.  When I returned home, I continued preparing to leave the following morning for the long drive to New York.

Meanwhile, Julia’s children and grandchildren gathered in her room in upstate New York to be with her during her final hours.  During that time, Brian’s sister Anna was moved to ask forgiveness from her brother Peter and from Peter’s son, Peter. They hadn’t spoken in many years because

of some incidents regarding Julia.

Anna’s actions were well-received, and I’m sure it was healing for all concerned. How wonderful it must have felt for them to have those painful burdens lifted.

Can’t you just imagine the tension lifting as they embraced each other after so many years?

And don’t you believe that love was flowing throughout the room?

I’m not quite sure at what point Julia miraculously recovered, but I’m thinking that her near-death experience was orchestrated to enable the forgiveness that occurred.

What do you think?

I’m wondering if there is someone you need to forgive. What a heavy load that must be for you to be carrying around.

Maybe you need to forgive yourself?

Don’t put it off any longer. Stop procrastinating!

Regarding forgiving, and to give you a push, here are some lyrics from my spiritual song ‘Fill My Heart With Love’:

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Heal my heart. Help me forgive all who hurt me.
Help me become the loving person I am meant to be.

Heal my heart. Help me to love all whom I see.
With your love I’ll always be the best me I can be.

Heal my heart. Fill my heart with love.

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Yes. It’s time for healing. Time to forgive and bring on the love.

Go ahead. Stop procrastinating and start forgiving.

And stop suffering.

Don’t let fear control your life. You deserve to be happy.

Till next time…

Wishing you peace, love and happiness,

Joyce Marie
Songwriter and singer
Founder, LessonsFromLyrics.com

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4 Responses to “Who Suffers the Most When You Don’t Stop Procrastinating and Start Forgiving?”

  1. Natalie Says:

    This is very true…it is always important to forgive. Sometimes the first step is forgiving yourself, which reminds me of Julia Robert’s character in Eat Pray Love.

  2. Joyce Says:

    Yes, Natalie, it’s so important to forgive yourself and stop beating yourself up for something that happened in the past. When we forgive, we can move forward with a clean slate to start anew with wisdom we’ve learned from our mistakes. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Greg Eisenmenger@cocoa beach personal injury Says:

    The ability to forgive is an important aspect of all successful and happy relationships. Forgiving releases negative energy and clears the air. It frees you from the past and allows you to move on.

  4. Joyce Says:

    Very well said, Greg. Thanks for sharing.

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