At wonderfully hectic times of the year, emotions become heightened and, sometimes, the beautiful moments we’ve anticipated become nightmarish moments of stress and frustration. It is precisely at these moments we are offered the opportunity to grow the most.
Rather than lashing back at an unkind comment or hurtful action, responding with calmness and kindness is the wisest approach, even if all that means is simply remaining silent or walking away. It is extremely courageous, and remarkably rewarding, to offer a smile rather than sarcasm and a gentle remark rather than a goring jab.
– Connie Popp