Thought for today:
 
‘You cannot control the behaviour of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.’
 
— Roy T Bennett
 
#thoughtfortoday #behaviour #response #control
 
Sometimes, someone lashes out at you.
 
Or says something mean, intending to hurt. Exerting power over you.
 
I’m not talking about the unintentional gaffe.
 
Those triggering, barbed comments that set you off, make you angry or sad.
 
Words that hurt. Words that we allow to hurt us.
 
Choosing how you respond to these things, choosing how you want your day to go, that is power.
 
So it was that yesterday, a mean comment about me made no impression.
 
And I made it part of my daily thought – aware, observing, unaffected.

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