Never forget kindness


I bit off more than I could chew today so the post I planned to share along with this one today will have to wait for another day. It looks like my goal of simplifying and writing one post per day on most days took over this entire week. I need to get that balance from before back and blend it in. I took this photo of these Forget-me-nots (also know as Myosotis) on Easter day. I wanted to feature a quote about forgetting to match the flowers and found this one by Chinese philosopher Confucius. There are many similar quotes, but this one delivers the message in the simplest, straight-forward, and best manner. I remember far too much, especially the bad, so this is something I must work on: forgetting injuries. I love the second part of this quote most. If we remembered each kind moment, person, act, we would be so much more grateful and kind to one another. How are you when it comes to forgetting? I hope that you may have a weekend full of forgetting any and all injuries and remembering all the kindness that is bestowed on you.

Comments

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
30 April 2011 - 03:01

I wish I could say I’m good at it, but I’m not. I don’t think we can forget but forgiving — that’s very doable. And I think of the two that’s the better place to start. Hope you have a great weekend, Eva!

Eva
30 April 2011 - 11:42

Brandi – I used to say I have no problems forgiving, but I have trouble forgetting and so often I’d hear in reply that I wasn’t fully forgiving then. Since then I just don’t say it, but I’m still uncertain about my feelings about forgiving, but not forgetting. I hope you have a great weekend, as well. :)

Angel @ | 77inspire |
30 April 2011 - 21:16

I’m terrible at forgetting injuries but really good at remembering kindness. thanks for sharing. lovely photo too :)

Alexandra (Veggin’ Out in the Kitchen)
30 April 2011 - 21:27

I think I need to work on forgetting the bad too. I try to tell myself that what has happened has happened, and there’s nothing you can do except learn from it – thinking that really helps me!
Your photos and quotes are always the most beautiful and inspiring!!

<3

sharon
1 May 2011 - 01:47

thanks for sharing your lovely image and the quote! i also need to focus on the good and forget the past. like the comment above said, there’s not much we can do but learn from them. have a wonderful weekend (:

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
1 May 2011 - 02:41

so true, all of this. and a lovely photo, too! hope you are having a beautiful weekend, miss eva!

Rhônya Holman
1 May 2011 - 03:47

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Hi Eva,
Beautiful post and photo! I used to read Confucius when I was in high school, and tried to follow his philosophy. His words helped me a lot to understand life and how to deal with people.
Applying quality in anything that you do is very important, quantity is not necessary. And every day try to be better than yesterday…

Sunshine & smiles to you always! =(^.^)=

Krystal/Village
1 May 2011 - 14:24

that is a lovely quote eva!!! thanks for sharing it. I hope you’re having a great w/e! i’m glad to be back to being able to read and comment on blogs again after my big blog drama. i’m not likely to forget that hurt from google ;)

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}
1 May 2011 - 18:00

Lovely quote, and one that I should put into practice! It is hard to forget injuries… Like you, I used to say I could forgive but not forget.

Gloria
2 May 2011 - 19:13

this is a really wonderful quote! the world would be a far better place if people would live by these simple words

kimbirdy
2 May 2011 - 22:09

being a therapist has really caused me to see all people and actions from an empathetic view point right away. we are all just people acting and reacting on instincts. to understand another person’s story makes me far more forgiving. i wish we would teach this to kids, instead of just punishing actions. but then again, most adults need to learn this too. we can only teach what we’ve learned ourselves.

Meredith
12 May 2011 - 05:25

I’m getting better : ) I just realized today that I haven’t thought about that jerk what’s his name in a really long time and it made me smile :)