There was a time when the expletive "BLAST!" was in common usage where I was studying for my degree.
I don't know whether it is still in fashion anymore. Probably not.
More graphic swears and cusses are uttered nowadays to show one's annoyance.
Actually BLAST! sounds quite appropriate especially when someone has managed to get you all worked up and you feel like BLASTING him/her off the face of the earth.
Well, current thinking says to go right ahead.
You can B.L.A.S.T this person and even keep your cool doing it.
Here comes the fun part: the most deafening sound that you hear from this B.L.A.S.T.ing is the silence, perhaps just a murmur.
Because what you're going to do are:
B - Pray that God BLESSES that person, because you
L - LOVE him/her and you love yourself, and you
A - APPRECIATE her/him and you appreciate yourself, and say
S - SORRY for the feelings of resentment you've harboured, and say
T - THANK YOU for being your learning tool
This is how to turn around negative thoughts that eat you up inside into positive ones that calm your nerves.
Being resentful is all about our own self-esteem really, and almost nothing about the other person.
When I read this (in a forum that I had stumbled upon), I remembered Prof. Muhaya's take on this in her Wednesday motivational slot on Radio IKIM.
She said that whenever you feel annoyed with anyone, simply recite surah Al-Fatihah and send the other person your love and forgiveness instead.
Insya Allah there is hikmah (a hidden wisdom) in your action that is beneficial to all involved.
Just thought I'd share.
Oh and it's Sunday today. Have a BLAST! everyone...