Words That Sting


When someone says something
that makes you uncomfortable or angry,
rather than lashing out at them,
consider the gift of their words.
What is it that makes you resist
what they say? What is the lesson
being presenting? Our reaction to
words that sting offer beautiful
opportunities to grow. The choice
is ours to see with gratitude
or with anger.

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Submitted to Potluck Monday,
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8 Responses to Words That Sting

  1. I love your perspective!

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  2. Jingle says:

    wise advice.

    people speak or think on their own behalf most of the time, it is normal to disagree,…

    no need to fight or argue.
    thanks for the unbeatable contribution!
    🙂

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  3. seabell says:

    I do it often: study my own reaction… Thoughtful poem!

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  4. Lovely message. I totally agree and try to live by these words daily. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy the potluck!

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/within-the-margins/

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  5. trisha says:

    i try to teach myself these words so many times!

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  6. Sara says:

    Perfect timing Pat!
    Just today I was presented with this situation.
    I chose gratitude…but it wasn’t easy.

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