The Bigger Person

Do you ever get tired of doing the right thing or being the bigger person?  Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to return the favor to the people who have hurt or wronged me… After all, they are the ones who started it.  So lashing out and hitting them where it hurts the most is only fair, right?

Wrong.

If we add hate to more hate, nobody wins.  Yes, you may feel a slight relief from getting your true emotions off your chest, but that feeling is temporary.  You will eventually see the damage that you caused, and feel sick to your stomach for escalating the situation.  The past couple of years I have learned that sometimes silence is the best thing you can use to speak out.  Especially if you have tried to calm the conflict with love, but only get more hate in return.  They most likely expect you to respond in a defensive, angry manner, but when you don’t, you take away ALL of their power.  You’re quietly telling them that their behavior is unacceptable and you refuse to stoop to their level.

I know how difficult it is to turn to the other cheek, but in most scenarios, it’s the best option.  Just stay positive, know your worth, and hold your head high.

I love you.

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