Revenge Isn’t Winning

I’m proud to yet again be featured on the wonderfully inspirational site – my third time! Screen-shot-2013-04-16-at-2_10_21-PM

The post is entitled “Get Past It Instead of Getting Even: Revenge Isn’t Winning.”

This was a very difficult post for me to write as it’s incredibly personal, and something I’ve never written about or shared with a mass audience before.

But there’s an important lesson to be pulled from my story, and I hope you all will benefit from it.


10 thoughts on “Revenge Isn’t Winning

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your thoughts. It couldn’t have come at a better time for me to read your words. 🙂

  2. I feel really terrible for you. It’s a bloody shame you are going through something like this! Your parents should be disgusted with themselves!
    Shir-South Africa

    1. Yes, it is a shame. But when things were good, they were good and I have to hold on to those memories of the past instead of the pain of how things ended. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. All the best…

  3. Craig,
    I read your Tiny Buddha post and found the words powerful and the story to be heartfelt on my part. Your writing of these words demonstrates another benefit of forgiveness, the gained courage to be open and sharing with one self to others, in order to benefit them and gain further grace within.
    Thank you for your display of courage through your own forgiveness.

    1. Though I would never describe myself as courageous, I suppose it does take some courage to navigate through trying to forgive people that have hurt you deeply. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. All the best…

  4. Craig,
    I wanted to thank you for your wonderful post today. The timing was perfect for me, and it all rang true for me. Unfortunately. I have been estranged from my mother for 9 years now and just received a phone call from her last week. She was calling to tell me it was all my fault. Her need to be right has always been greater than her need to have her family intact. Your post was very healing to me. Thank you so much for writing it.

    1. I am so glad that it helped you. I too have been helped but the outpouring of comments, which have gone a long way towards telling me that I’m not the only way experiencing this problem. I wish you all the best and I’m always here if you need to vent.

  5. Thank you for sharing your story. I know that feeling of betrayal of trust and letting it go is so healing. I look forward to reading more posts by you!

  6. “I’ve learned that living without the drama that so many people thrive on is the only way to live a meaningful life”. This might well be the most intelligent statement I’ve ever heard! Craig, you are most generous in sharing these thoughts with us and I learned a lot from them. This brings to mind sage advice I heard many years ago…”we can’t choose our families…we can, however, choose where we are going to put them in our life and enjoy them from there”. Good luck Craig…thanks for sharing!

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