Living In Gratitude: Leave Anger & Bitterness Behind

“As I walked out the door towards my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the hatred, anger and bitterness behind that I would still be in prison.” ~Nelson Mandela

Our emotions play a significant part in our attitude and how we view the world. Negative emotions can consume us, resulting in our own self-imprisionment, as Nelson Mandela so wisely understood. Holding onto those feelings is like holding a hot coal and expecting others to get burned. 

Imagine the life Nelson Mandela would have lived had he held tight to his bitterness and negativity. His freedom was twofold: being released from his physical prison and ensuring he didn’t remain in his mental and emotional jail. By doing so, he was able to continue to lead a full and truly amazing life.

By making a conscious choice to let go of anger, hate, resentment and bitterness, we free ourselves. We open up our lives to happiness and joy, kindness and gratitude.

May your days be filled with gratitude and good things.