It's normal to get angry, but uncontrolled anger can cost you dearly. When Nabal refused to feed King David and his soldiers, David's anger almost drove him to murder. Only Abigail, Nabal's wife, saved David from the destructive potential of his own unchecked emotions. Looking back, David told Abigail, '... "Blessed is your advice... because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed"... '
Our anger is often rooted in pride. Naaman the leper felt insulted when Elisha told him to dip seven times in the muddy Jordan River. '... Naaman became furious, and went away and said, "Indeed," I said to myself, "He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy"' (2 Kings 5:11 NKJV).
The Arizona Republic, a USA newspaper, reported that when Steve Tran of Westminster, California, closed the door on 25 activated bug bombs, he thought he had seen the last of the cockroaches that shared his apartment. But when the spray reached the pilot light of the stove, it ignited, blasting his screen door across the street, breaking all his windows and setting his furniture ablaze. 'I wanted to kill all of them,' he said. 'I thought if I used a lot more, it would last longer.'
According to the label, just two canisters of the pesticide would have solved Tran's roach problem. The blast caused over $10,000 damage to the apartment building. And the cockroaches? Tran reported, 'By Sunday, I saw them walking around.' Yes, 'A quick-tempered man acts foolishly'.
Haha that is funny. If 25 of the cans and blowing up the apartment did not cure the cockroach problem though - i doubt two cans would have either!
The only thing that ever gets me angry these days, is the kids, when i look into their bedrooms after they have dumped everything they own on the floor and left it all there ...for a week. Or when i just walk in the door from being taxi service for one of them, and the phone rings, and the OTHER one wants picking up from the exact same place that i have just collected the OTHER one from, or when they yell at me that it is time to leave in the morning, because they are going to be SOOOO late, so i race out to my car - only to have to sit there and wait for them for another 20 minutes...or when they leave the oven on all night...
I think i will stop there...i could be here all day. Needless to say, nothing really serious gets me angry, or upset these days. I get frustrated more than anything...sometimes, but not angry. I read a quote somewhere that said something like "Make a speech in anger and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." That is so true. The things that people say when they are angry can be awful. A good night's sleep before saying anything at all, is always a good idea - nothing ever seems as big of a deal...the next day. That is what i find anyway.
It was a little bit darker when i woke up this morning, and a little bit cooler. It is the first morning that i have felt Autumn in the air. I am not sure if i am happy about that - or not. Right - i have a job interview today, at noon...and i am so nervous. Not. Liking. This. Much. At. All.