Posted by: Judy | May 31, 2012

A break in the story…

…often referred to as a commercial break.

It’s actually a chance for me to gather my thoughts for what comes next. Besides, my sister had an awesome blog on anger, and I wanted to share it here.

We talk a lot about anger:

~trying to figure it out

~why we are

~is it us or someone else

~is it about what actually happened or was it a trigger

~is it a cover for some other emotion (fear usually for me)

Learning to accept anger and use it for my good.

Wait… what?

Anger can be good?

It ties in nicely with Chapter 11. πŸ™‚

My sister added the perspective that anger is an early warning signal a boundary has been violated and something needs to be done. Then it needs to be put away. Like any warning, it needs to be used sparingly, but never completely disengaged. That’s how a building burns down when it could have been saved if only the smoke alarms had worked.

Tomorrow is another great blog. I’m more nervous about moving on in the story than I expected. It is coming, but more slowly. Saturday will be fun, and Sunday inspiring, I hope. Then I’ll be back to it on Monday. πŸ™‚


  1. hahaha,”commercial break”. I love your sense of humour. I’ve enjoyed yours and Ruth’s posts on anger. Anger has a bad press but actually it can be an ally. For the last year I’ve been using anger as an alarm too. I used to really suppress it before but now I use the energy it gives me to make changes. You need the energy to stand up for yourself. Your illustration of the smoke alarms is very fitting: if you ignore the warnings the building burns on the other hand if you go after the perpetrator and forget the building, it burns too. The balance is to focus on what we need to do to protect ourselves.
    Sounds you have a lovely weekend ahead. Look forward to hearing about it. πŸ™‚

    • πŸ˜€

      Excellent point about the perpetrator, Kara!

      • πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks Judy. I am glad you enjoyed my post. πŸ™‚

    • You’re welcome, and I did.

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