This year I have a much more serious resolution: to give up sarcasm. Ugh, I can barely type that without rolling my eyes and spewing several sarcastic thoughts! Sarcasm has become an idol to me. I admire sarcasm in others. I think it is a sign of quick wit and superior brilliance. I value humor and intelligence, so it follows that I am irresistibly attracted to sarcasm in all its iterations. But, I must relinquish this dear habit because I have become aware that it is harmful.
As much as I hate quoting the dictionary, I can't bring myself to skip these convicting words:
1. harsh or bitter derision or irony.
2. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
When I look at the definition of this favorite pastime of mine, there can be no justification to continue. I must give it up.
Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death
is one who deceives their neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"
I'm not sure anyone is still reading my blog but if someone does read this entry whom I have ever hurt with my "bitter derision" or "cutting remarks," would you please email me so I can attempt to make amends to you?
And, now that I have shared my 2017 New Year's Resolution, would you please leave a comment sharing what your resolution is?
Thank you and Merry Christmas!