Today was a difficult day.
I was challenged.
I was triggered.
I was emotionally worn and unable to stay as calm as I would have liked.
But even in my worst moments I was able to do two things:
One, explain to the people I love and care about that I was having a bad day, that I was having a hard time controlling my emotions, and that I would do my best not to take my frustration out on them.
And two, I was able to stop several times and say to myself: How important will this be a month from now? Six months from now? A year? Five years?
And find solace in the fact that what I was so worked up about today, would pass into oblivion in a very short amount of time.
It is so important to find evidence of spiritual growth on days that I am triggered.
Everyone has bad days… everyone struggles with emotions.
I need to be kind to myself and realize that triggers are part of life… challenges we all face… and I must continue to find how to face each… with grace and dignity.
“Dear God, help me to surrender. Help me to let go of what is out of my control and accept that today, I have done my best and that tomorrow, I will be able to start fresh again.”