Too often I let myself go back and replay things from the past. Interestingly enough, the circumstances I replay are usually all negative. My mind doesn’t naturally gravitate to the good stuff. I’ve taught myself to be more intentional when it comes to accentuating the positive and to not allow myself to dwell on bad things from the past. Just as this picture says, I am responsible for how long I let what hurt me, haunt me. When it comes to things that hurt me I face them, feel them and then I move forward away from them. Don’t let yourself get caught in a negative spiral and be derailed from the path that the Lord has for your future. He has plans to bless your alive and not to harm you in any way. You can trust that He only wants what’s best for you. You can let go of the hurts and find healing for every area of your life. #cupofjoe
It took me way too many years to understand that my reaction and my action has a lot to do with my communication and relationships. Anger has no power unless I engage with it. Remember the phrase, it takes two to tango? The next time that you get upset with a person or a situation, don't react to it. Take a moment and allow yourself to understand what is happening and what you are feeling. You should also ask, "why am I so upset about this?" "Why does what they did make me so angry?" Not only will you de-escalate those emotions, you'll also learn quite a bit about yourself. Live in peace, don't fall to pieces!