I am mean-spirited this morning.
It’s because my human response is to tighten like a dried prune and resist.
I forget that I have choices. That I needn’t follow if I prefer not. That someones else’s actions do not dictate the course of my day or my life. For that moment I don’t remember that I made the decision to be right here. Right now.
I look inside myself and I recognize that it is my problem. It is my co-dependency that draws me into action. I must control to maintain order. My attachment to outcome is a slippery slope to irritation and resentment.
“Breathe deeply,” I tell myself.