Don’t engage with hate– that’s my message to the world.
It’s 10 : 33 AM on day 2429 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Micah 7:18-19 and learn a new word – Specious [spe·cious] adj. 1. Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious. “A specious argument.” 2. Deceptively attractive
Recently I realized that in the real world and on social media it’s best not to engage with hate if you know a conversation that you choose to start or engage in is going to end badly why start or engage in the conversation in the first place – don’t engage with hate.
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith
it’s 12: 15 PM on day 2260 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 95:2-3 and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –raised $9 111.04 only $3 388.96 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far )
Today I was searching my heart and I realized I hated nobody I may be hurt by the words and actions of some people but in the end I’m even grateful for them because they teach me something I didn’t know before I don’t even hate murders, rapists or terrorists because I know that their actions are the reflection of their inner-brokenness.
“I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, what would you do Malala?’ then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’
But then I said, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.’
Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that ‘I even want education for your children as well.’ And I will tell him, ‘That’s what I want to tell you, now do what you want.”
― Malala Yousafzai
It’s 12 : 30 PM on day 1719 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Amos 1, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing –Politically Cyprus is part of Europe, but geographically it is in Asia. The island in the eastern Mediterranean is divided internally between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. – feed myself French toast with banana for breakfast, make sandwiches for our sisi’s (housekeeper’s) neighborhood with sisi’s help as part of Virginia’s Sandwich Run – (thank you sisi for all your help) – and promote my Educate Generations campaign– $3 000 raised so far so grateful.
A few days ago I read The Nigerian Girls Who’ve Become Boko Haram’s Best Killers sometimes when I read stories like that I can’t help but picture myself doing to the Boko Haram what they have done (and are doing) to those innocent girls I’m not proud of my evil thoughts and I want to change it because for that brief period of time that I picture myself harming the Boko Haram I’m no different from them so from now onwards I choose not to hate even the most evil among us.