The 3-Second Pause That Can Save a Morning & Spare Some Pain – by Rachel Macy Stafford

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The 3-Second Pause That Can Save a Morning & Spare Some Pain - by Rachel Macy Stafford“What becomes available to us when we greet one another as fully human?
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– Margaret Wheatley

I wish I hadn’t taken my husband’s coffee pot and smashed it in the sink. I knew it the moment I steadied my shaking hands against the metal basin filled with jagged slivers of glass.

Regret hurts.

I wish I hadn’t peeled out of the gravel parking lot simply because things weren’t going according to plan. I knew it the moment my baby in the backseat began to cry.

Regret burns.

I wish I hadn’t run through the pouring rain, cussing and screaming about not being able to find my vehicle in a lot of thousands. I knew it the moment my daughter looked up at me with fearful eyes and asked if I was okay.

Regret aches.

I could go on. My list of overreactions is long, and it is shameful. I’d always liked…

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