Thursday, March 18, 2010


Batik purple flower design - “If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Imagine a fine, spring day. A man is driv­ing cheerfully along a picturesque road, which winds through the lazy countryside. Suddenly, from around the next curve, a car barrels toward him in his lane. He brakes hard, and as it swerves past, the woman driver screams at him, "Pig! Pig!"

Furious, he shouts back at her, "Sow! Sow!" Pleased with himself, he drives around the curve and runs smack into a pig.

Anyone can get angry. But as Daniel Gole­man in his audiotape EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1995) points out, to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right pur­pose and in the right way is not so easy. Which is to say, most of the time we may get an­gry either with the wrong person, or to the wrong de­gree, or at the wrong time, or for the wrong purpose, or in the wrong way. But then, that's the way it is with an­ger. It just hap­pens!

We can't always "do anger right," so an­cient biblical wisdom of­fers an excellent solution for managing it. It teaches, "Don't let the sun set on your anger."

Of course, problems cannot always be solved by bedtime, and deep-seated anger may take time to heal. But even anger needs an ending time.

Maybe it is time to put an end to anger you have carried far too long. Today?

From Lifesupport.

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