About six months ago I ended a friendship with someone I had been online friends with for a couple of years. He was going through some relationship troubles and got completely unreasonable in the end, and I decided it wasn’t worth it to try and reason with a brick wall, so I blocked him from my friends list and went about my life.
A few weeks ago I cleaned out my “blocked” list, since most of the people on it are long gone. It felt good to do that.
The other morning when I signed in I had a message from telling me I was a pathetic loser, and calling me a bitch. SIX MONTHS LATER. I think he is confused about who the pathetic one is. I hadn’t even thought about him in months.
That same morning there was an inspirational message another friend forwarded to me that said, among other things:
Unless our desire for human compassion is stronger than our desire to be right, to be secure or to belong, love will elude us.
I am reminded of this all the time – the love I give to others is always returned to me, usually in greater measure than I give it.
Love someone today. Let go of the anger or hurt you may feel. Is it more important to be right, or to be loved? Only you can decide.