Blog Post # 49 – Angry on Purpose

Do you know anyone who is angry more often than not?

A post on Facebook recently captured some attention when I stated that it seemed certain people walk around this world looking for something to be angry about.

We see it far too often. Friends, clients or co-workers angry at every slight – both perceived and real.

Everything around them could be going well, yet they refuse to see it.

Where does this anger come from?

Born with it? Channel it? Learn it? Catch it (like a fever)?

Someone with an angry mindset can usually find something to make them mad.

Bad drivers on the highway, poor customer service, canceled flights, low marks on a report card, too much rain, too much sun, a bounced check, an unreturned email, lost shipments … any of these things can set our angry friend off.

It is okay to be angry. It is even okay to lose your cool. But we have so much more to be grateful for than we do to be angry about.

Get over yourself.

Are you alive? Is your heart breathing? Does your mind still work? Are the people that you love okay today?

We are living in the best time to ever live on this planet. The world is literally at our fingertips. As compared to people all over the world, most of us live a life of abundance.

Carrying all that anger around accomplishes nothing. Viewing the world through an angry red filter serves little purpose.

Ease up. Chill. Engage before you enrage. We will all be a little happier for it.