Friday, June 18, 2010

Don't Be a Hater

One of my favorite blogs in the whole world is this one.

She is very inspiring.

She's one of those people who has been through everything horrible possible, and has come out on top, because of her attitude.

I often wonder how it is possible to be that positive. Usually, when people aren't nice, I crumble a little inside. I have started telling myself not to waste my energy on it! It's really not worth it.

Dad asked me a couple of days ago, when I was fidgeting with fury, "Is it worth it??"

"YES!" I exclaimed. And I believed it too, until later when I realized that being crabby about things doesn't help AT ALL. And then the guilt ensues...(This particular guilt I shall deem "Gary Guilt." Yes, yes, I KNOW, he is just my, well, WAS just my landlord. But still...)

I don't know why hurt spreads more than love does. Perhaps anger and it's brethren are like water: lots of it, spreads quickly, and soaks through. Love is like honey: you don't need a lot to realize how sweet it is, but it takes time to reach every heart and even longer to soak in (I originally thought of tar, but that didn't quite make for the same sweet sentiment.)

Anyway...I didn't mean to wax melancholy. It's one of those days I guess.


Rebecca said...

we are on the same page :)

Chris said...

I know what you mean. There are people that I work with who are mean to me everyday. Sometimes, it doesn't bother me, but other days it does. On the days that it bothers me, I find what gets me through the day is just remembering who I am, and why I am here. I also think about what Elder Hales says in his recent book 'Return'. He says that sometimes it will be "lonely for a time". Ultimately, it is how we treat others, regardless of how they treat us. Long story short, just think what you would do if Jesus was standing right behind you, and I'm sure you will do and feel thing right thing.

Katscratchme said...

I've often wondered at how people can hold grudges... it's just too exhausting and I don't have nearly enough energy for the good stuff, much less the crummy...
You really have to be trying to hurt me on purpose, A LOT, in order to get me mad.

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