Minimize the Ugliness

Original post: September 23, 2021. Edited.

Life is full of situations that can teeter one way or another. We can make a bad situation worse though simply by not thinking things through.

Sometimes when we see a loved one hurting at the hands of another, we get angry right away along with them. We talk smack about the “evil” doer – even without hearing the whole story. We suggest retaliation rather hastily. We feed the hurt. Things get ugly. But ugly doesn’t solve anything nor is it conducive to healing.

I’m not saying we don’t have a right to be angry. We can be angry. But anger needs to be kept in check. Anger can destroy you from the inside out if you are not careful. Use the energy in a positive way, and not for revenge.

Ephesians 4:26
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.

As hard as it is, we must minimize the ugliness by being mindful of the thoughts in our head and the words that we speak. Our actions affect all of those around us. They can greatly affect the most innocent of all, the hearts of our children. You just never know who is watching from the sidelines. So we need to be very careful not to ugly-up our character.

Minimize the ugliness. It’s the healthiest, most positive way to move forward. ♥️


One thought on “Minimize the Ugliness

  1. Haven’t been on the receiving end of hundreds and hundreds of attacks that have been amped up by the telephone effect from family, I know the pain.

    I like the flower, they used to grow in various places in the graveyard I used to maintain as an adolescent. Most peaceful job I ever had. Miss it dearly.


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