As I drove to work this morning, I realized that I do more harm to myself than anyone else does to me.
It comes as no shock to anyone who knows me that I’ve always been an emotional person. I respond to challenges in my life with excitement, anger, elation … and I do so quickly and “automatically.”
But it would be really great if I had some control over how I expressed my emotions.
I’d like to be able to get angry, without letting my anger ruin my entire day.
I’d like to be able to feel disappointed, without leaping to the conclusion that the “offender” hurt me on purpose.
I’d like to be able to feel frustrated, without allowing frustration to become despair.
I’d like to be able to feel happy, without seeming like I’m totally out of control.
One of these days, I’m going to manage to do it.
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