All of us know at least one difficult person. Perhaps it is someone in your neighborhood whose loud music grates on your nerves nightly. Or maybe it’s a family member, a colleague or a parent on the soccer team. Whoever the difficult person is in your life, trust me - the ill feelings you have are hurting you more than them.
Recently, in a discussion with a trusted friend, a difficult situation I was facing became the topic. My friend suggested I pray for this person. Ummm…no - was my first thought. It’s tough to pray for someone who we don’t like or someone with whom we’ve had - let’s say - issues! Praying for them means they’ll get good stuff - not something we want them to get, right?
But after considering my friend’s wisdom, I came to the conclusion that, if I prayed for this difficult person, I would be the one reaping the benefits. Perhaps she would too, but the bottom line is - when there is something wrong, there is something wrong with me and I know for a fact that prayer will help that ‘something’ every time.
If you’re not a religious person, then just send good messages into the universe. Author Michelle Devon calls it “good juju”; others call it Karma. Whatever you believe, just find something bigger than you and put the word out: You want good stuff for your enemy. No grudges, no ill-will, don’t ask for a house to fall on them from out of the sky. You simply request blessings and leave it at that. God, the universe, the Great Spirit - they will all hear you and answer. Just do your part - the right thing - and let faith take care of the rest.