Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Over the past several days I have been under the weather — with a bug. I have also been a little irritable. I am grateful for the opportunity to recognize what is going on with me. Earlier this afternoon I received a call from my Mom — to check in on me. During the conversation I reacted to some thing she said to me. In response to my reaction my Mom decide to cut the conversation short and I complied.
After hanging up the phone I thought about our brief conversation. As I sat and became quiet I realized that I had been unkind to my Mom. I realized that I had reacted out of my irritability. I realized that what I had said to her was a reaction, rather than a response.
Over the next 20 minutes or so I intermittently thought about the brief conversation I had with my Mom. In my reflection I realized that I had been unkind to my Mom. With my awareness I made the decision to call her and ask her to forgive me for barking at her. She accepted my apology and my Mom and I went on to have a pleasant conversation. I am so glad that I called to make the amend. I am also glad that my Mom detached from me when she decided to cut the previous phone call short.
Please read Part 2 for context. Thank you.
As a human being I am susceptible to being irritable, restless and discontent — especially when I am hungry, angry, lonely, tired or sick.
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