I was really annoyed when the lady at Auntie Anne's pretzel didn't get my order right. I was stewing in my own frustrations the entire ride home while Joanna snoozed peacefully in her car seat. I gently removed her from her car seat, changed her diaper, and quietly laid her in her crib before grabbing my computer to check Facebook. Then I learned about the shooting at an Elementary School.
I have a choice when it comes to my reaction to anger. I can choose to channel my anger into destruction or I can channel it into creation.
Rather than get pissed off about gun control or public school safety or even locks on classroom doors, I'm choosing to be thankful for my family and thankful for those that serve our community through teaching and law enforcement.