Frank, a character in the movie The Light Between Oceans captured me even though he plays a minor role. Frank’s community bullies him, then rejects him because he’s ethnically different. He refuses to bear a grudge and remains remarkably happy because he calculates the price of withholding forgiveness and isn’t willing to pay it. “You only have to forgive once,” Frank says. “To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. All the time. You have to keep remembering the bad things.” He pauses and smiles. “It’s too much work.”
Chew on these seasoned bits of life to give you humor in the hassle. Beauty in brokenness. Quiet in the fray.
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