OUTLIVING THE BITCHES


LIfe lessons, thanks Marilyn

SERENDIPITY

One Sunday in church, Pastor’s sermon was about forgiveness. He asked everyone in the church to stand up, then he asked those who had any enemies to sit down. Everyone sat down but one very old woman.

“You have no enemies at all?” asked Pastor.

“Not a single one,” she answered, nodding her agreement.

“Please, come up here and tell everyone how you reached such a great age without having any enemies,” said Pastor. A deacon accompanied the elderly woman to the pulpit and everyone in church applauded as she slowly made her way up the steps. Pastor adjusted the microphone.

“You must have done a lot of forgiving,” said Pastor. “Please, tell us your secret.”

The old lady smiled beatifically.

“I outlived the bitches,” she said.


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That’s how I’m beginning to feel. Many, if not most of the people who done me wrong and about whom I used to obsess are gone. I’m…

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2 thoughts on “OUTLIVING THE BITCHES

  1. Carole Webber June 12, 2014 / 10:57 am

    I do not think that you outlive forgiveness. If you did not forgive in life you can still forgive someone who has died. Forgiveness is a necessary part of good moral character.=

    • fictionfitz June 12, 2014 / 4:45 pm

      Can we say, healthy perspective? But you most always have one.

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