Amy Rees Anderson

And Everyone Wins

Hug O’ War

I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

– Shel Silverstein

When someone tries to pick a fight with you – walk away.  If someone throws stones at you – run away.  If someone is cruel or unkind to you – wish them well.

There is an old bumper sticker that says “Mean People Suck” and that is totally true, they do.  And unfortunately, all of us will encounter those mean people at some point or another in our lives.  They may say mean things, or do mean things, or even tell mean lies to try and hurt you, because, well……they’re mean!  And even though we can’t stop the person from being mean, what we can do is to learn from their awful example and decide that we will never allow ourselves to become the person who inflicts the hurt they way they do.  Then do everything in your power to never allow yourself to become like them.

I, for one, much prefer hugs o’ war to tugs o’ war.  I prefer the giggles and the wins any day!

The challenge for the day is to be kind to everyone.  Even the mean people, because clearly they need the love most of all and then perhaps they would stop being so mean.

~Amy

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1 Comment

  • J'Aime MacPherson says:

    I have a post it at my desk at work that says “I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They show me who I don’t want to be” and then I have “don’t let rude people ruin your day”. I also love Shel Silverstein. Great blog today! 🙂 Brought me back to my childhood.

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