Due to a situation that came up this weekend, I was forced to make a realization. What I discovered or perhaps rediscovered is that anger and negative emotions are the enemy of all people. Nothing is solved well through negative emotions. It may feel particularly difficult to respond with kindness when someone has wronged you or caused you harm, but it is the only response that can create positive outcomes. Responding with anger just doesn’t work well and sometimes not at all. It will be a challenge and require constant vigilance to respond to others with kindness, even when wronged by them. But I am convinced that my growth is limited by allowing such negative things to dominate my reactions to others. I hope that I will do better in the future.