The best revenge is happiness

When I looked out the window this morning two hours after letting my chooks out I had a gut feeling today was not going to be a great day for soul.  And I was right (sadly) not a pretty sight when I ventured outside


I wont be forgiving this fox anytime soon but I am not going to lump everyone in the same box as this creature so I  thought I would share this wonderful post from Bushbelles found here which adds to my series on Success is a Journey



So talking about forgiveness (you weren’t?  Hmm maybe that was me).  We all have times when traumatic and difficult (crazy, bizarre) things happen to us (or our children).

Its a process (believe me), but here are some great ways to hopefully, eventually, when enough time has passed to forgive and move on.

Some snapshots

Stop trying for a while


If you’re trying hard and haplessly making zero progress, stop trying. 

Stop trying and start being.

Instead of believing that you are not there yet, be grateful that you are right where you are meant to be at this moment.

Yes, by all means set goals and take steps in the right direction, but don’t disregard the steps as you take them – these steps are your life’s story. 


Feeling sorry for yourself and sabotaging the present moment with resentful thoughts of the past won’t make anything better.  Hurting someone else will never ease your own inner angst.
If you’re disappointed with yourself or frustrated with someone else, the answer is not to take it out on the world around you. 

Forgive the past, forgive yourself, forgive others, and love the present moment for what it’s worth. 

There are plenty of beautiful things to love right now; you just have to want to see them. 

Loving is never easy, especially when times are tough, yet it is easily the most powerful and positively enduring action possible.

If you’re feeling pain, don’t take action that creates even more pain.

Don’t try to cover darkness with darkness. 

Find the light. 

Do something that will enable you to move forward toward a more fulfilling reality. 

There is always something good you can do. 

Fill your heart with it and act in everyone’s best interest, especially your own.


Seek positive revenge by living well (I love this one)


Are you contemplating revenge? 

You know that’s a negative thinking getting the best of you. 

However, there is a way to seek revenge positively.

How?  Forget about them.  Remember you. 

The bottom line is that the best revenge is happiness, because nothing drives your adversaries more insane than seeing a fresh smile on your face.

and the Pièce de résistance

If all else fails go shopping


Original  inspiration found here

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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