Is like taking poison and expecting

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is like taking poison and expecting

Quote by Nelson Mandela: “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hop...”

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“Bitterness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

First off, the word grudge alone is totally gross. It sounds like sludge and I find it hard to believe that is a mere coincidence. Besides, I already quoted Shakespeare in the subject line, which hits an 8. Like, delete her from Facebook mad. I KNOW — burn, right? Prior to our virtual deletion, she and I were really great friends.

They can feel so unhealthy or toxic that, once we finally get out of them, all we want to do is leave them in the past and keep moving forward. Still, it is possible to heal even the biggest rift with someone in your life, no matter how much pain, resentment or bitterness has poisoned the relationship. Many years ago, when I was serving as a minister, a woman in my congregation was invited to a family reunion. She was reluctant to accept the invitation, because she and her brother had had a falling out and there remained huge resentment from both parties. Whenever she even talked about him, her voice shook with pain… and now, she felt extreme anxiety at the prospect of seeing him face-to-face again. She wanted to go to the event and spend time with her extended family, but she was afraid of having another hurtful encounter with her sibling.

Before getting to the origins of the quote in a minute, I wanted to comment first on what I feel the quote is telling us. After all, why else would we.
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