They say the closer you are with a person, the more capable they are of hurting you, and that’s true isn’t it? When we fight with our mom, our best friend or our boyfriend, it feels like the end of the world! Ok, not really, but you know what I mean! It sucks, right?
And oh, to say sorry! That’s even harder! Do you swallow your pride and say sorry (even though obviously it’s not your fault right?!) or do you wait until he apologizes? I think you know the answer to this one…
Keep on loving. That’s what the Bible says. People won’t always be lovable but still, God asks you to love. Forgive constantly because you also make mistakes, don’t you? It’s amazing that the Bible says “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” (Luke 6:31) You want the other to be the first to apologize? Be the one who does that!
Sometimes you won’t feel like loving, but true love is never about merely feelings anyway. Sometimes you have to love first to feel like loving. Hug and say sorry even though you don’t feel like it and see what happens. Love because love covers ten thousand truckloads of sins. :)
It’s sooo easy to be jealous. And the internet sure isn’t helping! That fashion blogger always has the prettiest, most expensive clothes. Your classmate just posted photos on Facebook from that Europe trip she just had. Your friend just Instagramed about that wonderful party she’s at when you’re stuck at home. They have such wonderful lives, you think, and yours is so drab!
Before you start a pity party, remember that people only post what they want others to see. Of course they don’t post their unflattering photos and embarrassing encounters (and I mean really embarrassing ones, not those funny cute ‘embarrassing’ stories, ok?) So when you scroll down their page, it feels as though you’re reading about their perfect life.
But no one’s life is perfect. We all have our best bits and our worst bits and before you glorify the people you see online (or celebrities or your friends even) remember that everyone has their own share of ups and downs. At the same time, don’t be one of those people who are always wishing for something bad to happen to the pretty, popular girls. There’s a quote I saw last month that says it all: "Blowing out someone’s candle won’t make yours shine any brighter."
And before you shout “But it’s their fault! They shouldn’t be bragging!” let’s take another self-check first. Are you really so humble? Remember, it’s not good to always be in the habit of judging others. What they do is between them and God. But your attitude, that’s where your concern should be!
So the next time you look at your Facebook and start feeling jealous, remember, you don’t want rotten bones! ;)
isn’t it weird to think that someone might have caught you in the background of a photograph of somebody else
and you don’t know them and they don’t know you, but maybe that photo is framed on a desk or stuck in a photo album
and you were just going about your life, but you’re also somehow a part of the life of this stranger you’ve never met, forever connected by that one photograph
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“He didn’t want to spend the rest of his life looking like an extra from The Walking Dead.”
Excerpt From: Rick, Riordan. “The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus Book 4).”
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