When I was a kid and was out of line my Mom used to say “You are making a decision to act this way..” Normally I was acting poorly or being a s#$t.
This simple statement, always delivered in a calm and loving voice, shut me down every time. Every time.
Thinking of her reminds me never to forget that we have a vote on how we perceive situations and how we act, or react, to them.
May I choose well.
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