It’s amazing how our pets can so easily forgive and forget. If only we humans could learn that lesson from them. While I was talking to my wife recently, Dexter our cat proceeded to attack my right foot. He does this on occasion but this time it was annoying and I kicked him off. He took off like a rocket then stopped to give me a glaring look before going into hiding. An hour later while we were sitting on the deck getting our usual dose of the morning sun he came back and everything was forgiven. Our pets just don’t hold grudges.
When my wife and I get into arguments, maybe I should call them “differences of opinion”, she has the habit of bringing up things that happened decades ago. I don’t think she has ever forgotten anything that she thinks I have done wrong and she seems to think I do almost everything wrong. 🙂
Sometimes I pull out my t-shirt that has the following saying on it just to remember that this characteristic is probably a female thing and not just my wife.
Why do we humans hang on to so much negative thoughts? Why can’t we just forgive and then forget?
That is a question that takes a wiser guy than me to answer….