An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. — Mahatma Gandhi
In all our relationships there is one guarantee. We will be let down and we will let someone else down in some way.
It could be a parent, a child, a spouse, a friend, a co-worker – regardless of who it is, each one will fail at some point.
Whether it’s intentional or not is irrelevant
This failure can take many forms including: betrayal, death, illness, criticism or selfishness.
The temptation to pay back the wrong can be strong
Left unchecked it can quickly build into a toxic situation
where those affected are so hurt and damaged
they’ll overreact to the smallest offence.
It becomes too hot to handle.
Maybe you can’t even remember how it started, or who started it.
Someone needs to be the first to offer their hand in peace.
Why not you?
If you must pay back why not…
pay back loyalty?
pay back generosity?
pay back encouragement?
pay back friendship?
pay back love?
Is being right really always right?
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*This article was originally posted June 2012 on TALK TO DIANA