Thank you so much to Soul Therapist at SoulWrite Empire for giving me my first nomination to anything in blogging ever!!! (Hope you can feel the excitement).
My quote for day 1 is
‘Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them as much’ (Oscar Wilde)
I find this quote funny, but I especially like it because it speaks to me throughout completely different moods. In my charitable days, I’d focus on the forgiveness part, while in the rest I can just cackle gleefully over the chance to annoy someone. While I do think forgiveness is good for the soul, I just felt pragmatic today:
I’ve actually been told
That this is the worst advice to give someone
Because your forgiveness
Won’t do anything to defend the next kick
But there’s a difference
Between forgiving someone and forgetting;
Always be prepared –
Probably the people who hit you once
Will do it again.
But looking for revenge requires your attention –
Thoughts and feelings
Engaged, occupied in a circle of destruction.
There’s only so much time
Wouldn’t you rather you use it on yourself,
On something beautiful,
On making your life better, more meaningful?
So to your enemies,
Do your very worse, but leave your heart out.
To be loved or hated
Are the signs that someone is important.
You obviously are,
Or how else could you have enemies to begin with?
But don’t return the favour,
Don’t give them the satisfaction of you being
Preoccupied with their life.
Defend yourself, ensure they won’t attack again,
Then smile at them
From where they are bleeding on the floor
And just say
‘I forgive you. How could someone like you
Know any better?’
There’s more than one way to hurt someone.
PS: For anybody worrying, the kicking, hitting, attacking and bleeding are most probably an after effect of having two Krav Maga classes today. I’m usually not that violent! (everybody who actually knows me shhh don’t call me out on it in public).
RULES OF THE CHALLENGE:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Post a quote for three days
- Nominate three new bloggers each day
- iScriblr (I know how much you adore this challenge, absolutely had to tag you first! 🙂 )
- Sara in LaLaLand
- refract reality