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By being in this community, chances are you’re a kind, caring person always striving to be the best version of yourself.

You probably go out of your way to be nice and considerate toward others and don’t particularly feel so good when you yell, curse or send a good old fashion hand gesture another’s way.

As we’re working on ourselves and on this journey toward more joy, self-love, and ease, we often think we have to be Zen 24/7, always rise above and never let anyone ruffle our feathers.

But guess what? It’s perfectly OK to be upset.

We’re all human beings experiencing very human reactions.

We all deal with annoyances, traffic jams, rude people, plane delays and very real heartbreak and heartache.

And we’re all allowed to show our emotions, lose our cool and be upset.

No one’s perfect and there’s no “perfect police” coming to take you down.

The thing is, though … we do want to consciously let it go as quickly as possible.

In this life, highs and lows happen to all of us. But, in order to enjoy more highs we have to let go of more lows.

Let’s be honest — how often does something annoying, frustrating or downright aggravating happen to you early in the day and you’re still talking, texting and sharing it with anyone who’ll listen come sundown?

We’re all guilty of it!

Next time something frustrating happens, try seeing it a different way. That totally rude checker at your local grocery store may have been having a worse day than you’ll experience in a lifetime. That person who ran a light and almost sent your car to the curb could’ve had a real emergency to go to.

You don’t have to condone anyone’s bad behavior, but you do want to be aware that reliving it over and over isn’t going to do you any good.

So allow yourself to experience all the feelings and own your emotions — it’s OK to be upset. But then, you’ll want to let it go.

The only person we hurt by holding on to anger is ourselves.

Be good to yourself today!

XO

 

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“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” — Mark Twain

 

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