This truth is one reason I make it a habit to always look my best. Even when I'm extremely tired and not feeling like it, dressing up gives me a boost. Mrs. F. T. shared with us different emotions beginning with the letter A all the way to Z. Whew! That solidifies that we can go through a range of changes, right? It wasn't a negative message in any way. For me it was a reminder that I should strive to live in a spirit of excellence.
How do I live this way? By learning to control my emotions. By deciding to not be ruled by my emotions. I've made choices based on a moment of weakness or anger or grief or happiness or jealously or bitterness or pride or joy or anxiety or humility. I can go on and on. I made of point of sharing with the ladies how humorous GOD is after she concluded her message and a hands on activity where we acted out a scenario based on different emotions. We can have similar experiences and react in different ways. Our reaction determines the outcome now and later.
Recently, I was given a project at work at the last minute (according to my calendar) that will take some time to complete. My initial response due to all that's has happened on my job this school year was to be irked and just do it without really caring as long as it was done. Nooopppeee, I couldn't do it in that spirit. Why? My work is my ministry and my ministry is about the children who enter the halls of the school where I am fortunate to work. I had to make a attitude adjustment and change my emotional state.
My prayer became a request for GOD to grant me favor that I would complete the task by the upcoming deadline and do it with a spirit of excellence. I crushed all the negative emotions with that move! I know there will be many more tests to teach me to be an overcomer in the area of emotions. I may not even be ready for the next challenge and I might falter but this once I took the high road. GOD wants us to mature as we journey along in this life.
I'm proud of myself for moving forward. I'm still working on not being angry about the other stuff. The year is almost over and I believe with all my heart that I have served my students well. Besides who can go to work in a sad mood wearing this skirt? Why ruin a perfectly sunny day given to me to be great :)
|Shoes: Michael Kors/Hangbag: Steve Madden|
|Mean face thanks to the bright sun.|
|A fav statement necklace from H & M.|
|Check out the faint hint of sparkle in the skirt.|
How do you deal with emotional days? Oh and for inquiring minds, I found this skirt last week for $4 at.... my local Goodwill!
P. S. A special thanks to my niece KyKy for taking these photos and giving KT a break. He reminded me today I said I'd pay him for his photography skills. Out of the mouth of a babe!