From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

February 19

Clara Barton was on the battlefields of Cuba for the Spanish-American War and founded the American Red Cross at the age of 51. She did not let age get in her way, going wherever there was suffering to relieve—after battle, fire, flood, earthquake or yellow fever. A woman of commitment, she continued to fulfill her mission through her golden years until she died at age 91.

One day, someone reminded her about an offense that another person had committed against her years before, but she acted as if she had never heard of the cruel act.

“Don’t you remember it?” her friend asked.

“No,” came Clara’s reply. “I clearly remember for -getting it.”

Amy Seeger

Let go of the cruel things people do to you.

Put them out of your mind.

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