I was having a bad week. Ugh! Car troubles! It seems to me that I just can't win when it comes to cars. So there I sat, in my car, beating on the wheel and screaming at it like it was alive! "Start you stupid thing, come on, I have to get to work!" It would not start and I couldn't go to work. While dealing with this I had responsibilities that I had to take care of like letting my boss know that I couldn't be there and trying to make plans to get my car to a shop. This, of course, had me even more upset, "I don't need this!" I yelled.
Throughout my day I had people calling and texting me to check up on me, which was so nice except for one. One of those people upset me. I was so mad when I read their text, "How dare they say that to me, they know what type of day I am having!" So, I did what most of us would do..I thought, "I'm going to set this person straight." "Going text me that on this day, oh you are about to get it!" was what I was yelling at my phone as I angrily typed a reply. But after I read it and calmed down a little I decided not to send it. I realized that I was letting my week, my day, my car, and this text get the best of me. I deleted that text and sent out a somewhat better one. Hey, I said I calmed down a little not all the way so the text was a little smart remarked.
Granted I shouldn't have even sent that one out, but I didn't give myself time to process it all. Sometimes our reactions have to do with us, what's going on in our lives, and not really the other person. I'm not proud to say that I acted on my anger and saw everything in a negative way. But, on the positive side, at least I did notice what was happening and maybe next time I will stop, back away, and wait until I am fully calm down before I react.
Once I got my car back, I took another look at things and told myself it wasn't that bad. In the end, I got to stay home and take care of a lot of things that I had on my to-do list for a long time.
Born in the city and raised in the mountains of Ky. Taking on life one day at a time!