Visiting with our youngest son and his girlfriend recently made me think about anger.
Now before you start to think that I am angry with my son let me set you straight. No – not in the least. There is something so wonderful about being with our adult children and their partners. I can’t believe that these are “our” children at times.
The conversation came up about being angry and Miss Erin said she had never seen Aaron angry. Nor have I. In all of his 28 going on 29 years of life I have never seen this son angry about anything. I guess it is just not in his DNA.
He told us that it isn’t worth the time and energy. Nothing is really that big of a deal enough to get angry about.
I think he is right about this and I think I need to take his advice.
I am not really an angry person by nature but I do let things grab hold of me and keep holding on. Things that I honestly should let go. Things that never should have bothered me in the first place.
I imagine this can be true about many things. Things that upset me kind of hang on. I tend to dwell on them.
Today I shared with Aaron something that was not sitting well with me and he agreed that I probably was over reacting and not really seeing things clearly. I know he is correct in his assessment. I can not impose my expectations upon others. Just because “I” would do something differently does not mean it is THE correct way. Or the only way. It is simply my way.
Anger is wasted energy.
If we all redirected our anger to something worthwhile and productive wouldn’t that just be the best thing?
How do you handle anger? Do you fly off the handle at the slightest provocation or are you more like me and my son? Remember all comments this month mean a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause —Mission Trip to Honduras.