Do Not Be Led By Your Emotions

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"Feelings are like waves.  We can't stop them from coming, but we can choose which ones to surf." - Jonatan Martensson

I woke up Tuesday morning and did NOT want to get out of bed.  I took Anna to school, came home and got right back under the covers.  There is an ice storm coming and it’s supposed to be pretty bad.  The thought of having to get out in this cold, rainy weather is torturous for me.  I’m frantically checking my phone for cancellations!  Dear God, please let them cancel!  I can sense my dread and then anger.  And then I thought:

Just like I can’t change the weather outside, I can’t change how I feel about it either.  HOWEVER, I am in control of my response to those feelings.  I can choose to stay under the covers until the very last second and then rush to class.  I can dwell on the fact that it’s cold and wet and gross outside.  Or I can think and act differently.  And in...

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