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Hate can be too much to bear; call a truce

By Staff | Nov 13, 2009

As I have mentioned before, life is a learning experience.

Many years ago I learned there can be no peace in a heart filled with hate.

Several years ago I met a gentleman and asked him how his brother was getting along. To my surprise he told me he hadn’t talked to that “so and so” for four years. My advice was they should reconcile their differences. You can’t say “I’m sorry” at the casket.

My brother and sisters are in their eighties or very close. But we end every phone call with “Love you,” as do many of my friends. These words don’t even add a penny to the cost of the phone bill, but are worth a good deal more.

I have heard some say “I’ll get even and make him sorry.” A wise person said “If you spend your life trying to get even, you’ll never get ahead.” If you do have a problem with someone, give them a call and try to straighten it out. You will feel a great burden has been lifted.

With all our human faults and frailties, don’t add hatred. Life is great when we spend time with our loving family and friends.

I will keep you in my prayers. Your friend,

Jack Geary