Musings

Fight the “good’ fight

April 8, 2011

The quote above is so apt for me. In an effort to be an activist, to implement change I have somewhat got caught up in the things that don’t even matter.

While its important to look at change from every angle and area in our lives, it is important not to lose track of what is really important. I find myself doing this sometimes, when someone says something slightly problematic i bring out my claws ready to draw blood. I have to remember that not everyone understands the reasons or history behind their actions and or speech and therefore it is not the individual I should be attacking but the systems that create such an individual. So I retract my claws and retreat… no blood today.

I find myself doing this in my personal relationships too. Sometimes in an effort to correct a loved one I end up hurting them, something are just not worth that. Its hard to retreat but its lesson in discipline and I’m happy I have recognized this. My hope is that as I continue to focus on the areas that matter the most, I will start to see improvement in other areas as well.

I’m learning to pick my battles wisely, good things take time and focus 🙂

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4 Comments

  • Reply juiceegal April 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I really loved it, i’ve tweeted half of it already..haha. Good read, learning to pick my battles wisely too. Love you

  • Reply Sabirah April 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Hahahaha Thank you 🙂 We are all “works in progress” Love you too!!

  • Reply Bella Joya April 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Learning to pick your battles, a constant struggle in my relationship with family. Glad to know I am not alone, when I start feeling like I am losing focus on the things that really matter..
    lovely post

  • Reply Sabirah April 11, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Thank you 🙂

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