Max and Wes were playing together at church when suddenly they got into fight. Wes was furious, crying, yelling, and running toward his brother. I hold him, trying to calm him down and ask him to explain what happened. He's still crying and couldn't calm himself down until a friend of ours came by and told him "When you are very upset try this following trick:
Take a deep breath and count to ten. Then you will calm down and feel much better. It works like magic."
I am reminded that day that I can choose my response instead of just reacting. There are a lot of things I can't control: circumstance, other people attitude or mood, but I can always choose my response.
"Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs." Ephesians 4:29
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