I want to remember that no one is going to make my dreams come true for me. It is my job to get up every day and work toward the things that are deepest in my heart, and to enjoy every step of the journey rather than wishing I was already where I want to end up.
If you reflect upon your own reactions and the behavior of those around you, you may find that much of the anger that people express is only a thin layer that covers other emotions such as feeling betrayed, hurt, and sad. Sometimes it feels safer to be angry than to share with others your feelings of pain. But learning how to do so effectively can make all the difference in maintaining meaningful and loving relationships.
The moment I see that first string of Christmas lights plugged in...I'm suddenly taken back to decorating the tree with my Mom, Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" in the background, and nothing but Christmas lights and candles burning throughout the house. Aahh! Childhood memories!