Monday, July 1, 2013

Paula Deen and Forgtiveness

No doubt you've heard about the hoopla regarding something Paula Deen said and the fact that her program and endorsements have been canceled. I found it interesting that President Jimmy Carter recommended that people forgive her since it was evidently related to something Paula said thirty years ago and that she was honest about it and apologized. That got me thinking about what people say over a lifetime. Quite frankly, there probably isn't an adult brain on the planet that hasn't said something in his/her past that the person wouldn't say now. The research on forgiveness strongly suggests that the person(s) who won't forgive suffer the most while those who forgive benefit the most. I recently wrote a mini-monograph on "forgiveness," including some of the benefits. You might want to check it out, especially in light of this news.

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