A lesson I have not learned is that I affect the people I live with my moods and actions. Not intending to cause harm is not the same as not causing harm. And not saying every stupid thing doesn’t mean I won’t say small things stupidly.
I haven’t learned how to intercept my feelings more quickly. I haven’t learned how let the emotions flow without being swept up in them.
Sometimes things are spinning sideways pretty spectacularly before I understand that I am the spinner.
It is humbling to recognize the work in front of me to be better.
I hope that my actions will soon show that I have internalized this lesson because I no longer repeat it.