Thursday, February 25, 2010
To paraphrase Buddha, "The coal of anger burns the hand of he who throws it."
Good timing for me on this reflection.
I don't know if it was the changing barometric pressure,the upcoming full moon or the anticipation of a snow-day tomorrow, but the kids in school were, shall we say, "extremely challenging". I held it together until 2:00 and then one of my "usual suspects" pushed the wrong button one too many times. I don't raise my voice when I get angry, but let's just say he (and the rest of the class) knew he had pushed me over the edge.
My point is, I had a momentary release of building frustration, but I felt terrible afterwards. I should have stepped back, breathed deeply, (maybe breathed deeply again) and then dealt with the situation.
But now it's over, I've had my wake up call, and tomorrow is a new day...Amen!