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Motivational Quote - Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

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Most of us know that anger and high amounts of stress can cause great harm to a person’s body, but we can’t seem to avoid it. Can you think of the last time you went one full day without being angry? We waste time being angry at almost everything in our daily lives…it could be the traffic jam on the way to the office, the dishes that never seem to get done, a project that you can’t seem to complete, etc. Take some time this week to recognize when you are feeling angry. If you are angry about a situation that you can’t change, force yourself to accept it. If you are angry about something that you need to get done, stop procrastinating and make time to do it. You will feel much better about getting it done and your body will thank you for releasing the excess tension.

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6/27/2012 10:08:55 PM

It is a lesson that took me a long time to learn. I am not talking about irritation or annoyances. I am talking about the anger we can sometimes harbour for years. I slept poorly and finally saw it was hurting me and wearing me down. I imagine many people damaging their immune system by anger and therefore could end up with serious negative health issues as a result. Now it is important to breathe deeply, stop re-hashing the past and look forward. Oh yes. :)


6/25/2012 3:48:31 PM

I could never become angry over a trivial thing like a "traffic jam"...however, I do become angry over child abuse, and child molestation. Evil deeds against victims, against family members, make me very angry. I must trust that God will mete out justice.


6/25/2012 1:12:25 PM

I realised many years ago that anger clouds your judgment, when you cease to think clearly life becomes more difficult
so now life is much easier and a lot more pleasant


6/24/2012 6:28:49 PM

MAYBER's SparkPage
accept it
a friend once told me that she has never seen someone (me) get angry and a short while later forgot all about it one day at a time


6/24/2012 10:14:28 AM

JOEWAND's SparkPage
Thanks for the daily tip. Sometimes it's the littlest things that make us angry. Why?


6/24/2012 7:50:54 AM

TBOGENER's SparkPage
If it's something you can't change, accept it. I understand the concept and the peace that comes with it sometimes though you have to accept it and reaccept it and again. It seems as though within the recesses of our minds it is lurking and comes out every now and again. To me anyway.


5/7/2012 12:01:46 PM

JACKJACK91's SparkPage
I'm learning daily to release my anger it hurts more then it ever helps. I am determined to live forgibpveness and restoration every day of my life!


3/1/2012 11:51:11 AM

I love this quote,It took me a long time to learn this,anger is such a waste of time,get on with life and be happy!!!


3/1/2012 11:16:58 AM

REGSHAR's SparkPage
Anger is an emotion., but one that is very negative. We like to be in control of our lives and everything around. Can't be done, sorry. Let us let go of anger and we will be more at peace. thank you for the quote.


2/29/2012 2:42:49 PM

LEEPA10's SparkPage
It took me 35 years to learn this, I am 52 now. This is good advice.


2/29/2012 2:09:01 PM

Very good. I know that when I let got I'm happier.


2/29/2012 12:02:18 PM

JUST4ME71's SparkPage
I love the part in the SparkPeople Interpretation about tension/procrastination. I have learned/am learning that it's easier to "just do it." Instead of sigh and "crab around" about something my husband/co-workers or children don't do, I find it empowering to do it myself. The tricky part is teaching my children responsibility at the same time....I've given up on teaching my husband about the whole responsibility/procrastination thing (he's 45!!) But I feel holding my children accountable will only better them in the long run. So, the anger and the hot coal...I get it...finding the balance is the hard part!


2/29/2012 9:14:11 AM

Beautifully stated. Love this.


2/29/2012 8:19:34 AM

TRING84's SparkPage
I definitely need to remeber this one.


2/29/2012 7:46:05 AM

7356WILMA's SparkPage
This is timely for me, I try really hard to stick with this one my life is so much easier when I do!

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