Oh what a start to the day!
Do you ever have one of those days when the crappy stuff is just piled on for a little bit? I mean, sure maybe it’s good to get it all over with at once. But, I was having a hard time controlling this temper of mine.
I thought I had started so well. I got up after only hitting Snooze once. I did my yoga. I drank my water. I prepped for a 9 am phone call. That’s when it started . . that phone call. I thought I was talking to a reasonable human being. I was wrong. When I am prepared for the crappy attitude from people I can take it better. But I was unprepared. I over-estimated the other person’s communication skills and rational thinking. And I didn’t have that little emotional wall built up to protect me from emotionally reacting. When my temper was reaching it’s limit I told the other person, “We are done talking now.” I did good. I ended it before I told the person off. Small win for me!
I was calming down from that. And in came an email. Then another one. And then another one! All of them upsetting. I could have handled them better if I was not working on calming down still. But I took an emotional step back and tried to put things in perspective. I think I answered everything fairly well.
Tonight I am thankful that the day got better. Days tend to do that. I’m sure the day could have stayed bad. I did some praying. I did some thinking. I did some resetting. I probably could have done better. I surely could have done worse! So I’ll take the good that came along, I am thankful for it!