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    On Feb 21, 2021 David Hardy wrote:

    On forgiveness:

    1) Forgiveness is when you set the prisoner free, only to discover that the prisoner was you.

    2) Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel of the one who has crushed it.- Mark Twain

    3) Anger does more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than on any person on whom it is poured.

    4) One of the hardest, yet most liberating things that a person can do is to open their heart and release their right to be angry.

    5) Pain is physical and often cannot be avoided. Conversely, suffering is a conscious choice.

    6) One cannot experience a sense of community if they are incapable of putting the needs/feelings of others above their own.

    Community is found in self-sacrifice.

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