This is the list of easy happy emotions I felt in the last week:
This is the list of raw uncomfortable emotions I felt in the last week:
When you flip a coin, there is a heads side and a tales side. Emotions are like that too. There is a light side and a dark side. I always notice both sides of the coin, the light and the dark. Some days I flip the coin and it's more light than dark but every once in awhile it's a lot of dark. Like there isn't a wrong side of a coin, there isn't a wrong emotion. If you flip a coin and it's heads and you want tales, you simply flip it back over. Emotions are the same. When you wake up annoyed you can choose to flip the coin to over and be understanding or gracious or hopeful.
This is the list of coin flips I took control of to change to the side I wanted, light.
hurt / compassion
angry / understanding
jealous / content
alone / grateful
annoyed / gracious
insignificant / significant
I'm not flipping to coin to avoid being human or to wear rose colored glasses. I'm flipping the coin because emotions are a choice. I recognize when I feel hurt. I know that if I sit in that hurt too long it becomes hate and I become cold. So I look at hurt and say "I know this sucks, I know you did your best, I know you hurt. Lets move forward now, you can look at the hurt all day long or you can look at compassion." So there is the coin flip.
There are two sides, always. I choose which side I want to be by admitting what side I have been. Then I can flip the coin and be who I want to be, light.