100 Word Challenge: Emotion
Using “emotion” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied.
Guard your heart
Guarding your heart against anger is often more difficult than imagined. A friend’s word that stung, the nip of an unkind gesture, the throb of someone disappearing from your life. They all leave a gash. You ignore it, until anger has slowly crept in to blacken the hurt.
You distance yourself from others, vinegar your words, your heart clouds until you are a shell.
Forgiveness is never a feeling, but a choice.
One you must make until the anger leaves you and with it lifts the hurt it so longed to fester in.
Everything you do flows from the heart.
Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
My mother and I have often talked about forgiveness. I do believe fervently that it is a choice; it’s not something that you suddenly feel. Always a difficult one, but one you must ultimately make if you want to be free. I hope I wasn’t too preachy.