They say revenge is a dish best served cold. I have always thought that revenge is a dish best not served at all. All it really does is lower you to the other person's level, no matter how much they might deserve it. i firmly believe that the words, "The best revenge is to live well." are true and I have lived my life that way with no exceptions that I can recall.
Don't get me wrong, I have daydreamed of revenge in great detail (this revenge often involves super glue and genitalia), but I have always felt that by acting on it I would somehow diminish myself and end up a lesser person for it. I need to be able to look at myself in the mirror and not flinch.
"Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt." ~Thomas Moore
However, part of the reason I have been able to live this way is because I firmly believe that, as the bible says, “whatsoever a man soweth, that he shall also reap.” In Wiccan belief there is the Threefold Law also known as the law of Threefold return... The Law of Threefold Return basically states that whatever you do returns to you threefold, good or ill. Even secular wisdom states, "What goes around, comes around." It's not about punishment, really... or reward. It is about balance. In order for the world to balance, the good must get their reward and the bad must get their reward, each in measure to their actions.
As sweet as revenge may have been, to stand by and watch a person harvest the bitter fruit of the seeds they have sown... knowing you had nothing to do with it, but that what ever greater power or force that is... be it nature finding it's own level, God dealing out his vengeance, or just dumb luck... has settled the accounts and "brought the chickens home to roost"....
well, there isn't much sweeter than that.
As delightful as it may be to dig a hole and watch someone who has wounded you fall in, it is soooo much more delightful to watch them fall into a hole they dug for themselves.
Enjoy that bed in which you sleep, you made it yourself and have no one else to blame, despite what you may think.
As for my bed... it is so very warm and comfortable, and safe... filled with love and joy and too many pets. If this is the harvest from the seeds I planted... I guess i wasn't all that bad after all, now was I?