You are looking at the person responsible


This sticker is on the mirror in the bathroom at work.

I saw it today and the person looking back at me had a mad look on her face. I was mad at the time (it happens, right?) and I had reached the point where I was mad at myself for being mad. Do you ever do I that? I do. All the time.

And as I stood there looking at the hardened look on this woman’s face, I thought to myself, β€œYou are not only looking at the person responsible for your safety, this person is responsible for everything. Your attitude. Your actions. Your moods. All of it. This mad-faced woman is responsible for how you feel right now — upset and disappointed and hurt. She’s the one doing this to you, not anyone else. Are you going to let her do that?”

I’d like to say I walked away telling the woman in the mirror, β€œNo, I will not let you do that to me,” but I didn’t. I was still upset. But I did leave the mirror with an awareness that I am in control of my feelings, my reactions.

I want a sticker on my bathroom mirror sticker that says “You are looking at the person responsible for your attitude mood feelings reactions choices you.

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