Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Write or Die Wednesdays: The Wrathful Path


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Last week's link-up had us all sharing what our typical day is like. It was so much fun getting to know each other in that way! Our lives are so full that it is any wonder we have time for blogging too, but good thing we make the time! Otherwise, how would we all know one another? :)

Today's prompt has us examining our vices:




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My first reaction was to think, "I'm not guilty of any of these!!" But the truth is, I'm sure I've been guilty of all of the 7 deadly sins at some point in my life.

But which of them am I most guilty?


WRATH.

I don't like to think of myself as an angry person. And I think that most people who know me wouldn't have chosen wrath for me. But my smile and easygoing nature and humor hide a lot.

It's an old, deep-seated anger, really. One that I should have let go of a long time ago, but I just can't. It permeates my bones, it's a part of my DNA. There are days when I don't think about it. Days when I feel like I can finally put it behind me. But it always comes back. My own little boomerang of fury.

I don't always necessarily think that anger is a bad thing. Anger can fuel you. Anger can bring about change. Anger has shown me who I do not want to be. And who I do. How I want to live my life and treat others.

But there is a point when wrath crosses the line into something toxic. I don't feel like I have crossed that line. I hope I never do. But there are days when it becomes a burden.

"Anger is just anger. It isn't good. It isn't bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It's like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice." -Jim Butcher

I choose to not let it destroy me, but to serve as a reminder. Of things that have been and things that will be.


   

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21 comments:

  1. I had the same thought as you "I'm not guilty of any of these." The reality is we have all been guilty of each of them at one time or the other.

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  2. I am so guilty of wrath too! OMG. It was a push and pull for me then. Trying to let it go and holding on at the same time. Thanks for another inspiring post, Mia. :) Have a peaceful Holy Week.

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  3. I never would have guessed, Mia! Now I'm skeered. haha.

    That is an awesome quote. My favorite astrologer always said that all energy is neutral until directed. You can be angry like the Dickens, and thats okay. What matters is what you do with it. :)

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  4. You're right, I would have NEVER EVER thought WRATH.
    But I get it. You're heart is huge, it seems like you love hard, which means you can be angered hard. Sometimes people don't live up to our expectations and when they don't it stings.
    If you're anything like me you give them a second/third chance and then after that eff 'em.
    My anger or frustration with people sometimes sends me places, ugly places, but I never do anything with it... that's what the punching bag is for. ;)
    XOXO

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  5. oh, how I can relate. I have days where it is exhausting to fake a smile...but you hide it well, my friend. Just makes you, you...doesn't mean it is bad.

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  6. Love your honesty. I can totally relate. Sometimes the anger just appears. I'm like where did YOU come from?? But there it is....seeping through! The quote is perfect!!

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  7. OMG, guys please forgive me. Is it possible for you to remove the link I previously posted. I will have to add one again later. I am so upset right now. I took my time and wrote out the final draft of that post last night and got it linked up and was so excited for everyone to read it. Then I go to my blogger app (awhile later) on my phone and it starts updating...well that's what I thought it did. Instead, it saved my original draft and reverted back to a draft. Now, i have to retype another post because I can't figure out how to retrieve it. It won't be the same, but I'll get something together. Right now I'm feeling WRATH!! LOL...

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  8. Ok, I reposted, but it's not as good as the first one I typed.

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  9. That is a great quote, and I totally agree with you. I have an angry streak. It is about control and how you choose to use that energy. Great post xx

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  10. Glad you can relate, Lux. Thanks for reading.

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  11. Lol, don't be skeered. It's one of those internal things.

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  12. Yes, exactly!!!!! You so get me. :) xo

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  13. Ugh, yes, can get very exhausting sometimes. Especially when people expect it of you, ya know? Thanks for reading, lovey.

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  14. Haha, I'm glad you can relate, Andrea. Sometimes I wonder if I'm just a cuckoo bird. :)

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  15. Oh no! That's so frustrating. :(

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  16. I thought your post was awesome! :)

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  17. I got a new post out, but it isn't as good as the first.

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  18. Thanks Mia! You made me feel better about it. I am not really a writer, but I am trying to get better. I enjoy blogging when the thoughts come to mind. :)

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