Sometimes things in life just don't go our way. We are all victims of the human condition, and we fail. We don't mean to. People don't mean to fail us and we don't mean to fail others.
But, it happens.
We always have a choice to make though in how we respond. We can get angry. We can say unfortunate words that don't help. We can cry at the unfairness of it all. We can have an adult temper tantrum and throw things. We can complain to others.
Unfortunately, I know I've fallen prey to all of the above.
I don't anymore though.
Instead, my reaction of choice is to take a deep breath...then another...and another. I keep going until what was bottled up is released through each exhale. I keep going until my heart rate goes down, the emotions subside, and I relax.
I know it might be easier said than done, but then I think about all the time I've wasted in the past. The time I spent angry or arguing. The time I spent saying something I regretted and then going back to apologize. The time I complained and added to the problem rather than being part of the solution.
When all I really needed to do was take deep breaths. So simple. Problem solved.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.