For every action there is a counter reaction. Sometimes the counter reaction happens
almost immediately, for example, we smile warmly at someone, they return our smile,
we hurt someone’s feelings, they shed a tear. Other times, one action causes multiple
reactions; we save money in the bank & when we need it we can pay rent, buy food
and pay hospital bills, or, we gossip, it goes around to a hundred people, by the time it
gets to us, the message has changed & an unnecessarily aggressive reaction comes back.
Some actions are the gift that just keeps on giving over and over in spite of time passed,
for example, when we love someone & show them with actions & words
they never forget it, they love us back, bail us out of sticky situations,
show our children kindness. On the other hand, if our actions are mean,
wicked & insensitive, we enter a world of negativity that doesn’t stop.
An action comes first, then a reaction. As imperfect people, the challenge is to strive
for the best action whenever possible no matter how hard, & if we fail then we can always
chose to try again at another good action & learn from the not so good reactions in life.
Mah N Mekolle