There are certain quotes that really hit you…make you think. The one above encapsulates aptly, what we as humans go through everyday of our lives. Be it siblings sharing chores, the spouse to always compromise or one wanting to win an argument. The urge to attack as cruelly as your opponent, to be one-up, to have the last word, to be more vicious than your aggressor, to respond in kind, are feelings that take less than a second to erupt.
How dare he?! Who cares?! Just you wait!
Patience, a word lost, forgotten, abandoned. This is not to say that one should be a doormat or silently accept injustice, but when it comes to the little things, and they are little, we must learn to rise above and let go. It may make the other realize his or her mistake, it may not, but just the fact that you tried, that you actually tried to be considerate to the person who wasn’t, will do wonders to make you feel at peace. And that’s what matters. So you take an extra turn at doing the laundry, you hold your tongue when you’re expected to lash out and more often than not, the tension in the atmosphere is reduced tenfold.
To be the one to give in is an arduous task. Relationships have shattered, friends have parted ways, children have abandoned parents, when the ruthlessness of words, once spoken, have lingered in the hearts of many. Let us try to be that rose, even once in our lifetime. You never know, that sweet fragrance you leave behind may just make your bond only stronger.
Day 3 – NaBloPoMo/NanoPoblano/YeahNoMo