The Unforgiving Minute
Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “If”
Ever get into an argument and you expressed yourself through some evil words that sting? I’m definitely guilty of that and I have definitely been a victim of it. Have you offended someone and you knew that you offended them yet you wished you could take it back? Have you ever hurt someone’s feelings and had no idea that you hurt them? I know I said the same thing in three different ways yet it all comes down to the title of this blog, The Unforgiving Minute! Have you made a career decision that you regret and many years later you wished you went down the yellow brick road instead of the gold and shiny one? Have you cursed someone out because they cut you off on the highway while you were sipping on your coffee during the morning rush hour, later on you cross paths with this same person? Awkward! The point is there are many scenarios that can relate down to the unforgiving minute. You cannot take back many of these events so you spend more than one minute, sixty seconds, on rebuilding what you broke down, rebuilding trust, rebuilding your wealth, rebuilding your life, rebuilding, rebuilding, rebuilding. Everyone doesn’t have that one person to warn us of many unforgiving events that will occur yet many of them come out of defense, either way more thought should be put into your actions. I personally have a hard time doing this, how can I think of fifteen different thoughts and decisions in less than a minute before I react? Hard isn’t it? Fact is everyone is different and some want a reaction now and some don’t want one at all. What can you do?
When you look back and think of all the unforgiving moments it is hard to understand why you did what you did. Don’t dwell on the past too long…it is there for a reason, all you can do is forgive and forget…time to move on. Focus on changing the future and making the best out of every situation.
Again, this blog was inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “If” which is enclosed. Thanks for reading! Subscribe and check out my new blog for the ladies! http://SophisticatedCreation.wordpress.com
If by Rudyard Kipling
|If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,