resentment-2 Resentment

Quote of the Day
“Resentment is like taking poison
and waiting for the other person to die.”

~Malachy McCourt~

Thought for the Day
I have learned over the years that being angry with someone hurts me more than it hurts the person I am angry with. Pent up anger becomes resentment, resentment turns into a grudge, and a grudge turns into a cancer that will eat away your soul. It is best for you and the person you are angry with if you clear the air, and inform them why you are angry. Do not expect them to read your mind and know why you are angry.

When you speak your mind the other person then knows why you are angry and can explain why they did what they did to make you angry to begin with. They also are given an opportunity to correct a wrong and mend your hurt feelings. If you deny them this opportunity then you are just as wrong as they are.

It is best to discuss this issue while it is still fresh, but not if emotions have control of your thoughts and words. Take a walk, count to 10, whatever you need to do to gain control of your emotions. Only then can you rationally discuss the issue, remember, a cool head prevails.

If this person is a friend, or a generally good person they will respect your desire to discuss this and will work to resolve the issue. If they do not them maybe they are not really a friend, or a good person. If this is the case then it is best to just let it go and move on.

See also  Wednesday January 6th 2010


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