Happiness and Anger Management
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama
We all have those days, we’re running late, things are going right, we didn’t have time for breakfast so we whip through the drive through at our local fast food joint to pick up a snack and then of course, they got the order wrong. You get mad, we all do, you may even yell a bit in your car and if you really can’t eat it you bring the order back in to the restaurant.
I witnessed this happen for someone this morning at McDonalds; he came into the restaurant with his drive-thru order and a lot of anger. He had apparently been told that they were serving lunch and they weren’t and he’d ordered several meal deals that turned out to be breakfast not lunch. He came in upset and the manager did what a good manager would do, she apologized, offered him his money back or to choose another order. He did eventually take another order but he kept hammering at the manager, kept ordering her to tell the person who made the mistake that it was breakfast and not lunch. He did what a lot of us do when we’re angry, he just had to find a way to hurt her and make her feel bad.
This is something we all need to learn to avoid my friends. It’s ok for us to get angry it’s a normal human reaction. However, it’s the duration that we have to work on, we need to learn to hold that anger to an absolute minimum. The longer we stay angry the more harm we do to ourselves in terms of stress and negativity. The longer we stay angry the more we feel the need to hurt others as well. We need to reduce the length of time we stay angry, so that we can increase the amount of time we’re happy. So start today and have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane
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