I had an intense discussion with one of the people in my life that has been through everything with me yesterday. We grew up in the same small town and ended up living a couple of houses away from each other after we were married. Our children grew up together and we spent a lot of time together. Our chat ended up revealing some very deep issues that I am struggling with. My take away from that conversation is this…I have come such a long way from where I was 6 years ago. I have grown, I have strengthened my resolve and my person as a hole. While I still have many more layers to peel away and reveal to myself…it really comes down to ME! I am in control over my life and who and what is a part of it. Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn’t shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don’t allow others to control the direction of your life. Don’t allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.