The other night I had a moment of clarity standing at the United Airlines lost baggage help desk. My son had a difficult time getting home from college for the holidays. With snow falling over half the country and a trip that routed him through both Chicago and Denver it didn't come as much of a surprise that his flights were cancelled and that his luggage was lost. As I watched people yell at the agent it made me want to never be one of those angry people again.
It had been a challenging month since I last posted. I want to blog more, but each time I sat down to set down something that might be true, or helpful, or thought provoking, I found myself backing away. So many emotions, but anger has been prominent. A recent survey of Americans revealed that about half are angrier than they were a year previously and that women were more likely to be angrier than men. I wondered if I was angrier too?
Why am I watching this? Whether it is the news, a movie, a reality TV show or whatever - ask yourself why am I spending my valuable time on this particular show. If you think that you are watching it to relax then take stock of how your body feels. Are you relaxed by the news, dramas about crime, real families fighting, menacing sharks?
How much of your day do you spend reading the work of others versus writing your own story? Not literally writing your story with a pen or keyboard, but being out there living your life.