Hello Journal & Friends,
Okay, first... thank you Abraham Lincoln.
I once read his biography and was impressed by his method of handling his generals during the war. Whenever he was angry, annoyed or otherwise ticked off, he would write it down and put it into his desk drawer for 24 hours. Then, if he still needed to chew butt, he did it with more respect and calm.
Friday I read a blog post that totally p*ssed me off!!
I. Was. Angry.
I had HAD it with that kind of crap. I was tired of reading arrogant drivel that hurt people who were struggling.
And boy oh boy, did I crank out an incendiary post in response! I was hot under the collar, and let 'er rip!
Right before I hit Post, I remembered Abraham Lincoln. I knew *I* would feel better if I blasted my post out over the interwebs. But... would I really help anyone, or would I actually hurt someone??
So I sat on it. And instead, did something dumb.... I felt angry and rebellious... and I overate.
Yep, dumb, dumb, dumb. Okay, in proper self-talk: a poor choice.
This morning I received this lovely comment from Nancy at Hot Mom Days-Cool Author Nights: "I love your blog for its "Retta-ness" very artsy and calm and encouraging. Don't change it."
Little did she know the storm that was brewing! Oh, the drama.
Well... I dunno. Maybe if I had let it fly, I would have felt better and not overeaten. Or, I might have regretted all the drama and worried I might have hurt someone.
Anyone have this figured out?? Wanna share how YOU handle this kind of thing??
I'll leave you with the one thing I had fun making for that hot under the collar post, a blog button for myself:
From Dr Phil's book: "Ultimately, only you - and you alone - are responsible for getting your weight under control."
My verse for today: "Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth."
My quote for today: "Everything you do in life, I don't care, good or bad - don't blame God, don't blame the devil, don't blame me, blame you. You control everything! The thoughts you think, the words you utter, the foods you eat, the exercise you do. Everything is controlled by you." --Jack LaLanne
Enjoy the Journey (hmmm, good advice that),