Can you become a “new” person? Lose those not-so-nice traits and tendencies like crabbiness, impatience, and resentment? Change for the better by shedding the skin of the past?
I’d like to believe it’s possible, but I see within my own self that it’s <bleeping> difficult. It’s easy to say, “I’ll be more patient”, “I’ll be less demanding”, or “I won’t lose it [as quickly]”.
Then someone ticks you off, the transit takes forever, technology taunts you, and there you have it—the x%!@#*&^!*. The expletives and curses roll around your tongue like creamy hot white chocolate, only not so sweet.
Maybe you need to carry a notepad, one that contains soothing phrases, or maybe you could post calming expressions here and there to remind you to keep a lid on it.
Patience Produces Promise
Anger Uglies the Soul (doesn’t do much for the frown lines, either)
Strive for Better (You’ve got it in You)
Would Mother Theresa Behave this Way?
Don’t Let the Enemy Win
A simple “Don’t be a _____” (fill in the blank as appropriate) would suffice, too. Determine what it takes to motivate—change—you. It won’t be easy and may well be one of the hardest things ever done, but if the heart’s in it, it will happen.
Crabs are cute to look at, but who needs the human kind? Here’s to humans being cuter and [much] less tetchy. Here’s to zebras becoming horses . . . and turmoil taking a back seat to composure.