Make it a good day

January 6th, 2017

Do you ever feel small in this big world? Maybe you feel a bit overwhelmed, a bit lost, even a bit angry. Angry because you think nobody really listens to you or understands how you feel; that your ideas don’t matter. I have. Did you know that approximately 7,363,483,724 other people have felt that way, too?

There’s nothing wrong with feeling angry as long as we don’t let it control us, as long as we don’t let that anger be the boss of what we say and what we do. So what do we do with anger? We find healthy ways to deal with it, such as prayer, talking with a friend or counselor, writing in a journal, exercising, painting — ways to work through our anger that won’t hurt us or anybody else.

A few years ago when I was dealing with an extremely difficult family situation, the words of a dear friend rang in my ear, “Make it a good day, Tamara. You are responsible for your own choices. You can feel sad and angry, but then let it go. And choose yourself to make it a good day.”

I think this can only happen when we are honest; when we are willing to admit the pain, acknowledge the hurt, feel the sadness, work through the anger. Once we are honest about what is going on, then we can choose to be courageous, to face our problems and fears instead of running away from them. Only when we are truly honest and courageous can we be genuinely kind, treating others the way we want to be treated. This kindness is not shallow. It costs us...usually our pride. And this, my friends, is Love In A Big World.

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