There is no peace without forgiveness. No happiness without peace.
Watching the Winter Olympics this past weekend with our son (9), there was a special segment about 9/11, and the role that Gander (Canada) played in clearing American airspace.
It hit me very hard that our son had no clue what 9/11 was.
Shame on me.
Of course a mini history lesson began. You know what his first reaction was to the loss of 3,000 innocent lives and mass destruction?
Revenge. Typical human, emotional behavior. You and I have to exercise self-control, even in the worst of conditions.
Otherwise, there is none at midlife.