Forgive and Forget

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog


Dan Blanchard- award-winning author, speaker, and educator

My family and I have just been through a very trying time. We moved! Anybody that has ever moved a family of 7 and a family dog, you know what I’m talking about!

Well, it seemed like everything went wrong right from the beginning. The movers showed up late. They didn’t have the proper tools to take apart and reassemble my furniture or our outdoor swing set.

From there, it just got worse! The movers broke stuff, refused to transport many of my belongings, and then at 10:30 at night, showed their true colors when they threatened to drive off with all of my stuff unless I paid them another $1000.

I was certain they were pirates disguised as movers!

Well, the next couple of nights, I couldn’t sleep because I was still mad at the movers for taking advantage of my family.

Eventually, my Granddaddy’s advice found its way into my head. He always told me “to forgive and forget.”

Those people are long gone and aren’t losing sleep over this incident. The only person I’m hurting right now by being angry is myself. Those people took something from my family and even stole some of my personal belongings, but if I continue to be mad at them, then now I’m giving them even more power over me, and I’m losing even more sleep over it, too.  Why do this to ourselves Forget them! And move on to future greatness.

I will forgive and forget…

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Thanks for your time,


Daniel Blanchard