Beauty tip for today … get rid of what isn’t serving you. Besides consuming your time and brain energy, it gives you wrinkles, heart burn and maybe even gut trouble.

Imagine with me, if you will, that person or situation that really bothers you. It might have been a legitimate wrong against you or it might have been a slight that just didn’t feel great. Sit with it a moment. Be aware of where it sits in your body. Allow it to be there, feel its presence, notice how your body responds. Where are you feeling it?

Sometimes I feel it in my gut. It’s like someone is taking a hand whip and beating me up on the inside. Other times, I feel it in the center of my chest. It’s a sick feeling that feels like I swallowed an orange. Of course, it also affects my countenance — my brow furrows, my mouth turns down, my eyes darken with sadness. Overall, it has a devastating effect on my physical body.

So it’s time to take this next admonition seriously! Get rid of whatever is making your body react so negatively.

31Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Get rid of it all! Do you want a pleasant countenance and good health? Get rid of the bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander! Beauty tip #1 – forgive the offense and the offender! It will be good for you!

Here’s a secret that maybe you haven’t thought about — the feelings you feed against someone else or a situation — it isn’t hurting that other person. They are fine. They don’t have gut issues, wrinkles or anything else. They are going about their day without knowledge of the bitterness you feel. For your health – let it go!!

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