A quote in celebration of the birthday of the late great Nelson Mandella....“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.

Let no man, woman, or situation hold you captive! Holding on to hurt, anger and bitterness imprisons and punishes YOU, not the person. Emotional hurt is just like physical hurt. The more we revisit and touch it, the longer it takes to heal.

So when your mind wants to revisit a place of pain and hurt, don’t you let those prison doors close on you. Immediately and INTENTIONALLY talk yourself right on out of there. Think on things that are positive in your life like that breath you just took.