Stress is something that all of us experience.  At least for me, sometimes I don’t even realize that I’m under stress while my girls see it as clear as the light of day.  But I guess I’ve also have learned to compartmentalize and manage it pretty well so most people see me as very even keeled, except with those closest to me.

Recently with Vacation Bible School, organizing couple of other events, black belt testing coming up, getting ready for school, and other things in life, I guess I’ve been a bit more stressed.  Last night I was snappy over the stupidest things.  I had to apologize but ended up having a good conversation with Glorianna.  It didn’t resolve any of the issues that still needs to be taken care of, but it did help me take ownership of the stress and I believe it did help strengthen our relationship.

I don’t have the answer to how to deal with stress. and I believe that the answer is different for different situations and personalities and you need to find what works for you.  But one thing I know is that as an adult, I need to take ownership of my stress and my actions and not to succumb to the people or events that are causing the stress and blame my actions and reactions on others.  And especially not to injure innocent bystanders who just happen to come across my path at the wrong time.  And if I do inadvertently say something wrong or do something wrong, I need to repent and apologize to the person.  A little humility from time to time is good for each of us.

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