I adore this… I am frequently posting on my Instagram (@Mandelicious - which is also my twitter handle) the quote from Voltaire that says “I choose to be happy because it’s good for my health,” because I truly believe that happiness is a choice. We can’t pick what happens to us in our lives, but we are definitely in control of how we react.
If we get mad because of someone else’s actions, we are giving them power over our emotions.
But I know it is so much easier said than done. That’s part of why I love this… We have to learn to take over control.
I am working on stopping to think before I let my emotions react to something. Is it even worth getting upset over? Does the person who offended me deserve control over my emotions or how awesome my day is? Usually, decidedly not. So now I am trying to not give them that ability. It’s not easy, but I know it will be worth it!