Forgive and talk to your loved ones before you can’t.

Forgive and talk to your loved ones before you can’t.
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It gets old, giving the “cold shoulder.” I bet many of us forget why we have ceased conversation with family or friends. Maybe we haven’t forgotten, but we realize the reasoning was dumb to begin with.
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I know I’ve been guilty of this a few times and sometimes it’s been over a year and even longer.
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I’m here to tell you—avoid the silent treatment.
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It’s damaging and regrettable. If you lost that person to Heaven and never told them you loved them, how would that impact you? If you have experienced this, please share your thoughts in the comments.
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“Don’t wait until that light from your household is gone; don’t wait until that voice you know is stilled before you say, “I love you, Mother; I love you, Father.” Now is the time to think and the time to thank.” President Monson.
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Be the bigger person. It may be hard to choke down the pride, and be the bigger person, but it’s worth it.
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President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) said, “To forgive one who is mean and offensive is the act of one near to perfection, and especially if the offender is not repentant.”
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Here are a few things I could work on that may help you, as well.
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Be slow to condemn others, and forgive them as quickly as possible, especially family members. Forgiving can bring you peace.
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Repent of the grudges you hold, even if the person who has offended you is not repentant.
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Avoid thinking of revenge or feeling bitter, and instead try to think of good things about the person who has offended you.
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Amazing how any of that can be done. The Lord can soften your heart if you let Him. He can heal wounds (not bandage) and rekindle relationships.
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Even the Apostles of old were not perfect. Here is a great example.
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Doctrine and Covenants 68:8&10, “My disciples, in days of old, sought ​​​occasion​ against one another and forgave not one another in their hearts; and for this ​​​evil​ they were ​​​afflicted​ and sorely ​​​chastened​.
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I, the Lord, will ​​​forgive​ whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to ​​​forgive​ all men.”
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Hear Him!
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