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We are only victims if we allow ourselves to be. ~ McCartney Green

My feelings were hurt first thing in the morning.  As I lie in bed, tears pooled in the corners of my eyes and my heart ached.  It was Mother’s Day and I had big plans in the afternoon and evening but now, I didn’t even want to get up for the day.  After a half hour or so, I dried my tears and changed for the gym.  I received an apology by text (and later in person) and knew I had a choice to make.  I could either hold onto the hurt or let it roll off my back and move forward with a good attitude.  I spent an hour at the gym working up a sweat and working off any residual frustration and came home with a softened heart to a small pile of wrapped gifts.  Later in the day, I enjoyed a date with my daughter, which consisted of opening presents, dining, shopping, talking and laughing, and then returning home to watch a chick flick together and soak in the hot tub.  The day was close to perfect, and I believe it had everything to do with making a choice to let go of the hurt.  I’m grateful I did.

Do you hold on to the hurt or let it go as quickly as possible?