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Jeff Dorris

Deliberations from Dorris

Jeff Dorris is the Editor of the Delta Dunklin Democrat

Editorial

Resentment- A Time Killer

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Do you know what I hold most precious?

Time.

My time and how I choose to spend it.

Thereís time for work and time for play.

Thereís time for family and friends.

Thereís time for planning and dreaming.

Time for prayer and meditation.

For me its always been so important.

Let me share with you one of my favorite quotes concerning time.

Time is the coin of your life.

Itís the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent.

Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg

Amen brother.

Do you know one of the worst offenders of time management?

Resentment.

Webster defines it as a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury.

Resentment is a poison that if allowed to take root will create bitterness.

We all know some bitter people.

Mad at the world for all the perceived wrongs heaped upon them.

Itís a sad way to live.

Iíve battled resentment before.

Iíll think Iíve dealt with it, but in reality Iíve only buried it.

Every few weeks or months, or at times even years, Iíll dig it back up, shake off all the dirt and get angry about it all over again.

Itís a terrible waste of time.

Hereís another favorite quote.

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. - Confucius

You can take someoneís money and they can earn it back, but when you take their time, youíve taken something very precious.

I hope this column helped and you enjoyed the time you spent reading it.

As for me Iíll continue to work on any resentments that still linger in me.

I simply donít have time for them.

See you out there.

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