Pema Chödrön tells us that being mad at someone and holding a grudge is kinda like eating rat poison and thinking the rat will die.
Last time I checked, that’s not very smart. 🤓
Today’s +1 is very simple.
Are you eating any rat poison these days?
Seriously. If you’re feeling so inspired, take a ...
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