So Long Yelling…

You have been a skeleton in my closet… and now I am going to bury you in an unmarked grave… Folks have said to me… “I didn’t know you were a yeller.”  That’s because I only yell when there are no witnesses…

Except there are witnesses… and they are vulnerable… precious… sweet witnesses.  They are the little ones who pray a night and thank God that mommy didn’t freak out today… or ask God to not let mommy lose it tomorrow.

So here is what I will do instead.

Instead of ranting about the mess… we will read a story or play game… then clean up.

Instead of letting anger explode on to those I love… I will whisper.

And if it feels like I can’t control myself I will walk away.

I may add to this list as creative solutions arise… What is your strategy?
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1 Response to So Long Yelling…

  1. Serene says:

    This makes me want to cry. I need to do this too… but how?? I will be on board soon. God has a plan…

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