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CHIN UP, YOU GOT THIS.
It’s a new week, new day, new vibes, new opportunity to be better, do better.
This post will not be significantly longer as my previous post, it gets straight to the point so keep reading. I know you are interested in knowing what this post is referring to by the title “Punch Back”, no worries..you’ll soon find out.
The relationships we form on a regular basis with friends, family or even the mere strangers we meet outside are sometimes formed in unexpected ways, however, they hold some type of significance in our lives. Sometimes we are impacted by how nice someone says good morning or even the kind act of someone picking up something that fell out from our hands, but how are we reciprocating these acts of kindness? Do we forget what others have done for us and treat the next person without a care in the world, or do we stop to offer that genuine love that was shown to us? My point is this, we must not forget to be nice. Something so simple can be so hard. I know the title “punch back” took you out, but I’m getting there. We must learn and unlearn through our actions every day. The way we speak, the words we say, take all of it into consideration of the other person’s feelings.
—PUNCH BACK. Why am I telling you to punch back when we have learned as kids not to hit someone else, but to take the high road or even turn to other resources to handle situations? Here’s why… Punching back is not always wrong. It’s great to be nice and kind to other people, but sometimes you get so nice & kind that you become a punching bag. You take hits daily without talking back or standing up for yourself. You become that person’s outlet to get their feelings out when in actuality you are not letting yours out. You want so much for others to be happy that you begin to sacrifice your happiness. Punch back. Obviously not physically, but figuratively. People may underestimate your potential, but you must prove them wrong. This can be at work, school, or home, understand that you are not what people may think you are. God gave you a brain, He made you able, He gave you strength and He gave you peace. Don’t let other people allow you to lose sight of those things you were given…gifted. As the quote says, You are you and that is your greatest superpower, remember that this week.
Punch back, don’t be a punching bag.
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