So before you poo poo this idea of choosing your emotions let me say this, it's true. We have all heard a joke before and some of our friends laugh and some give the obligatory chuckle and others go into fits of over the top hysterics. In the end it was a joke right. Same goes for watching a movie. A sad part comes on during the movie and some of us roll our eyes at the predictability and other weep with a sense of attachment as if it was happening to them. Still a choice right, to feel a certain way based on an event or circumstance. Think about it terms of the weather. We can't choose how the weather will be today unless you have some power I have yet to cultivate. Regardless it will make some people extremely happy and others mad that we are getting snow, rain or even sunshine again. How that person reacts or doesn't react is a choice. Perspective may not work for us 24 hours a day but it doesn't mean the 5 minutes of bad weather (insert metaphor) should ruin a whole day. Now I am going to happily go change my flat tire.....again!
Brent Tibbetts (Me)