Guard your heart

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

There’s no emotion we ought to think harder about than anger – Martha C Nussbaum

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.


2 thoughts on “Guard your heart

  1. Thank you for joining the Challenge, Heather. I too believe that forgiveness is a choice. Anger only hurts you, forgiveness is as much or more for your well-being than who or what has made you angry.


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