Many of us tend to say awful things when we’re upset

Many of us tend to say awful things when we’re upset—it’s just in our nature. Later, however, we wish we could take the ugly words we spewed back, but of course, by then, it’s already too late and the damage is already done. Been there?

Recently, I found myself in one of the most challenging situations and frankly, I had had enough. (At the time), it felt like I had stumbled right into a trap, and I was desperate to get out.

I wanted to get everything off my chest, loudspeaker and all, (okay I’m kidding), and state, point blank, how I felt. However, I knew that wasn’t a good idea because things would get really ugly then. Trust me, I almost wanted it to—it would’ve felt so good. But I knew better; one must use wisdom when dealing with certain situations.

Hence, I swallowed the ugly words that were threatening to come out of me and “played nice”. If you have been in this position, you’ll know it’s not an enjoyable one. You’ll learn however, that sometimes it’s for the best. Sometimes it’s not solely about how you feel—it’s simply about the bigger picture.

As you get older, you will have to be the “bigger person”— even when you don’t want to,and honestly, that’s not a bad thing (even though it may feel like the opposite.)

At the end, I was grateful I did the right thing. And to ensure that I did, I prayed before I dealt with the situation (and took a moment to exhale!) because when one has to deal with the challenges life hurls their way, it’s better to do so with God at their side; trust me on this one.

Seek the face of the Almighty; He will give you strength to carry on even when you’re at your lowest point.

With that said, I would like to encourage you to be strong. Life comes at us full force sometimes and for a while it seems like an express train that just won’t stop. Hold on; jump through these hurdles like a champ and remind yourself that one day, (one day!) you will get through it all.

Take care my loves. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely, always,
Rae A.

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