A Bad Day Is No Excuse
Have you ever been at the receiving end of someone who takes their bad day out on whoever they encounter? Perhaps at times you are the one snapping back at someone who "interrupts" when you are wrapped up in your own little world.
My husband will chuckle when he reads this am I am sometimes challenged with a short fuse at times. For my work in process, I have adopted this intention I found by award-winning author Caroline Myss:
"My prayer today is to become more mindful of my personal actions. What motivates me to do what I do and to say the things I do to others? I often dismiss my actions because of stress or anger but the people I hurt along the way do not dismiss what I've said or done. Every action and every word carries a consequence. Every person has stress and every person has anger. I would not like to be someone's target and I ask for the grace to become more mindful not to harm others just because I am having a bad day."
This Week's Focus
This week when you are feeling stretched, overtired or upset, be mindful of your words and actions. Own your emotions and instead of lashing out at others, consider the fact that your actions carry consequences -- make them positive ones!!