“Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper”Beyoncé
I won’t lie, I can hold a grudge. Even worse, I sometimes desire vengeance or retribution. I’m working on it though…God ain’t through with me yet. BUT a recent situation showed me that he’s definitely making some progress.
I was presented with an opportunity to really do some good in the hood. To use my gifts, skills and talent to make a difference in the lives of my people. And get paid to do it. I excitedly accepted the offer and waited to hear back from them with more details. A week went by and nothing. On the day I was going to follow up with the contact, I happen to scroll through fb and see someone post they had accepted the position offered to me. TF!
Long story short, after I did my investigating, turns out there was definitely some shady, behind the scenes, mean girl stuff going on. Although I can’t prove it, a particular someone railroaded me. My initial reaction was to strike back, go off, act a fool.
But then I had a better idea. Just leave it alone and let it go. Me? Leave it alone and let it go. Wait, one minute. Nah, that is not how Kathleen gets down. The Kathleen I know leaves absolutely nothing alone lol. Remember I told y’all God had made some progress with me. So, that’s just what I did. And not only did I let it go, I blessed everyone involved. Ok, God, you just showing out now…But that’s what I did. I decided that I would cling to the belief that what’s meant for me will never miss me. That closed doors were blessings that I should also give thanks for. And as Queen B reminds us, “always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper”.
As fate would have it, I was offered 2 positions to be of service to my people. Not only are these positions a much better fit for me, but they are with better organizations. I attribute these opportunities to my gracious attitude and my courage to bless everyone involved. I didn’t seek revenge. I didn’t seek to state my case. I didn’t seek to expose people. I moved on. Beyoncé said best revenge is your paper. When we hear the word paper, we think money. But what is money? A form of currency. Currency by definition is simply medium of exchange, a form of energy.
Best revenge is your paper. Your medium of exchange, your energy. The best revenge is your peace, your joy, your gratitude, your ability to bless your enemies and wait patiently for the bigger and better blessings that are yours by divine right.
I love how life is providing me with ample opportunities to grow, to understand that not everything and everyone is worth the fight. I’m glad I see there are different forms of revenge and the best revenge is your paper, your currency, your energy. To end this blog, I’d like to share one of my favorite IG videos. And if you’d like to never miss my next article, please subscribe to the blog