I remember growing up, I was always that angry teenager. I was that one person who would never forgive you if you hurt me – I was okay not talking to you for years – I would cut the person out of my life!!!
That was it – me and you were done, no second chances lol.
Thank God for growth and maturity. As I got older, I found other ways to express myself:
words (one of the reasons why I started writing in the first place);
and if I really cared about you, I would find a way to let you know my thoughts vocally;
and if after all has been said (or written) and done and I still can’t patch things up, I found a way to let go without holding a grudge.
I still might end up talking to you for years but at least I know I’ve found a way to keep my inner peace and I guess at the end of the day, personal happiness matters.
I have forgiven a lot of people over the years (and people in turn have forgiven me – I am not without flaws) and I have patched things up with a number of old friends as well. Looking back at how I have changed (positively) really inspired today’s post.
A mans anger destroys his pride
Friendly to destruction and kind to hatred
The longer it stays, the more it keeps scores
And always keeping records and malice
A great wound
Never escaping shallow thinking
And always giving way to evil thoughts
Never relenting on its effort to attack
Soonest, it attracts her friends to nurture her stance
‘Hatred’ and ‘Dislike’
Always walking in company of each other
The latter brings a reason for the former
Always enduring and never resists persecution
And surely pretends no feelings for pain
In a mans heart lies this great wound
All it takes is – a glow in the heart.
Carrying a grudge is physically exhausting – you end up carrying a bunch of rubbish that constantly weighs you down.As we head into the new year, I hope we all find it in our hearts to let go and start 2016 with a glow in our hearts.
** Photo credit – Zastavki