“Marie Kondo tells us to ask of an object, ‘Does it bring me joy?’ If yes, then keep it; if no, give it to Goodwill. We need to apply that to our hearts. Is that anger bringing you any joy? No? Then let it go. The most influential person in your life is the one you refuse to forgive.” -Rev. Susan Sparks
I had the great pleasure of hearing Rev. Susan Sparks of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church speak this week at Chautauqua Institution. She’s such a gifted and inspirational speaker, not afraid to tell her own stories, and not afraid to use humor to make her point. I found this quote to share with you. I’ll be following her sermons by podcast from her church in New York City, so expect to hear more.
Who is the most influential person in your life? The one you’ve refused to forgive? Is it time?