Anger & Answers

Sometimes it’s okay to be angry – at injustice, hunger, poverty and discrimination.   These are universal struggles that require the entire global community to focus on seeking answers, rather than assessing blame.

It starts with me.  Today, I will join the community and focus my energies on solutions.

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”
William Arthur Ward

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  1. bilafond says:

    Always loved your short and crisp messages/posts. Thank you

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And I always love that you stop by for a visit!!! It is a pleasure to read your encouraging comments…

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  2. lizziejoy10 says:

    Thank you for your thought-provoking article. One thing I’ve realised is that whatever we focus on, we produce – whether positive or negative. If we focus on the badness, misery and suffering in the world, we feed it with our thought energy. Ann Frank said: “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” I especially like the words of Horatio Bonar: “Think truly, and thy thoughts shall the world’s famine feed.”
    A few months ago, I wrote in my journal: “Suffering and cruelty have affected me deeply throughout my life, but I have learned to turn the situation around. It doesn’t mean that I don’t see the world’s pain, just that I choose not to focus upon it. For, according to the Law of Attraction, we get more of what we focus on.” I always try to remember this now.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Well said!!! I agree wholehearted!! What we think and focus on becomes written on our face. Focusing on darkness paralyzes our soul. Solutions focus on good and noble results – not on the current state! Thank you Lizzie, for sharing your wisdom.

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  3. There is this that goes something like this: “Be angry and sin not.” My mom always said: “Don’t go to sleep angry”. We need to examine our anger to be sure it is just and then do all in our power to make change.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I agree!! I have often thought of that seemingly contradictory sentence – “Be angry and sin not.” Anger is a complex subject! We all feel it, but really don’t understand the emotion, especially within the context of generating a positive outcome. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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  4. Fresh tomatoes; I are jealous!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      They are lovely, aren’t they! What would we do without tomatoes? Pizza would never be the same again. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Much appreciated!!!

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      1. Nobody uses enough tomato sauce on pizza anymore! But I would put them on steaks.

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  5. mixedupmeme says:

    I try not to be angry with myself. 😦

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And that is a good thing…it is the trying that counts!! Thank you for joining the dialogue – much appreciated.

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