You’ll have to excuse me today as my brain is only functioning at about 50%, the mucus has overtaken the rest. We’re still trying to get well here, some are better and some aren’t (David and I would be the aren’ts). Just wanted to share a quick thought about something we’re learning this week in school.
This week in our character study we’re talking about controlling your own emotions. This is an interesting topic, I’m discovering, for two reasons. First of all I’ve never really thought about teaching this or that this is something to be taught. Secondly, many adults I know have a huge problem with controlling their emotions but people just look at that as their personality not really as a character flaw.
We all know those people right? Or maybe you are one of those people (no judgment here), those people who get overly emotional about everything. When these people are angry, happy, depressed, frightened, lonely you certainly know it. We have one child who tends to be this way already. Everything is exaggerated in his mind and that translates into his emotions. This has been a good lesson for him, he’s beginning to understand why this is not really a good quality to have.
Often when we think about this in a negative light we automatically go to anger. Sure it’s easy to see why getting overly angry can be a problem. But, as B2 pointed out today how about being overly frightened about something and letting that stop you from doing things for God. How about people who get overly sad/depressed, that makes it all but impossible to be an effective witness to someone.
Controlling you emotions, it’s definitely something to think about.