Grudges| Do you hold grudges?

During my teacher led instruction in science, I explained to my 5th grade class how energy can exist in a variety of forms, such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, or nuclear, and can be transformed from one form to another. I was tempted to talk about emotional energy to the class, but on a second thought, I changed my mind because I could not find a curriculum standard to justify a connection to the lesson plan.

Emotional energy is the feeling sensation and physiological reaction that makes a specific emotion positive or negative. If you have persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury, that is called a grudge, and grudges are negatively charged, and can be harmful. I know the negatively charged energy can be transformed into positively charged energy by forgiving the past, and looking forward to the future.