Forgive & Forget . . . Hating Isn’t Worth It!


To forgive is divine

To forget adds more shine!

Hear and you forget; see and you remember; do and you understand . . .”

So when a kindergarten teacher wanted to impart a valuable lesson in life, she chose the “doing” method to let her class play a game.

The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes.

Each potato would be given a name of a person that the child hates. So the number of potatoes that a child would put in his/her plastic bag would depend on the number of people he/she hates.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while others up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week.

Days passed, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes in the plastic bag also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally ended . . .

The teacher asked: “How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?” The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble they had to go through having to carry the heavy & smelly potatoes wherever they went.

Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher said: “This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just one week, can you imagine what it is like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for a lifetime???”

Moral of the story:

Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry sins for a lifetime. Forgive others is the best attitude to take!

True love is not loving a perfect person but loving

an imperfect person perfect!


One thought on “Forgive & Forget . . . Hating Isn’t Worth It!

  1. Chow Lye Meng

    Sometimes to forgive is more easy than to forget. To hate is terrible and the worst of it all. Make friends do not make enemies is my motto. It is easy in our emails. So I am rich as I have so many email friends. And Paul is a millionaire as he has more. Ha Ha!

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