Hey angry lady on the phone at Starbucks: it’s okay. Don’t be so angry.
I know that maybe life didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to, and you’re getting a little older now, and time is slipping away. But it’s okay. Don’t be so angry.
Maybe there were a few times that yelling on the phone worked out for you and you got your way.
Except people only gave in so you would stop yelling, and they don’t really respect you. Secretly they resent you. But it’s okay. Just don’t be so angry.
I know you think this is the only way people listen, and maybe they will for a little while, but you’re going to be very lonely if you keep doing this.
Maybe you had angry role models, or an angry childhood, or an angry idea of God. Except you’re past all that, and you still think it’s reality, and it’s become your theology.
Maybe you had an unpredictable home so you feel the need to take back control. Except now your anger is controlling you.
Maybe you were hurt and you said, “Never again,” so now you hurt people back. That’s okay. None of it means you have to be angry.
You can let go of that now. You don’t need to be in control. You can take a breath. You’re better than this, you know.
Deep inside you is the thoughtful patient person you were created to be, and you should let her come out to play. Not so you can get your way, but so you can have a little freedom and joy and peace today. Not just to look better, but because you are better. God made you that way.
I know, because I was an angry person too, and God had the keys to my prison.
He told me: It’s really okay. Don’t be so angry. Be the you that I made.