DailyGood
DailyGood

For the last 27 years, DailyGood newsletters have offered a daily email that inspires you to respond to life with creativity and kindness. To join a community of 151,842 subscribers, subscribe here.

May 2, 2012

"Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are." --Cherie Carter-Scott

A 39-year-long Lesson in Forgiveness

A 12 year-old boy named Larry did something that he realized probably hurt his seventh-grade teacher. Over the decades he searched the internet in an attempt to locate that teacher -- and apologize. His efforts were in vain ... until a few months ago, 39 years after the original event, his search turned up an online article featuring the long lost teacher. Larry shot an immediate email to the newspaper. The poignant message was forwarded on to the journalist who wrote the article. "I found it buried in my in-box ... only by chance was I curious enough about the subject line -- "Customer Feedback" -- to open the email from a man named Larry Israelson." What follows is a profoundly moving story of the power of forgiveness.

READ FULL STORY

BE THE CHANGE
Is there an incident from your own life that merits asking for forgiveness? Reach out to express it today.



SOME MORE DAILYGOOD STORIES ...