A thermostat sets the temperature.
A thermometer takes the temperature.
I remember once hearing the saying that when you enter a room you should be a thermostat, not a thermometer.
It made sense at the time.
Last week I realized..... I AM A THERMOMETER.
Well, that can't be good.
I have been working hard to rise up out of anxiety and despair, and last week I felt like I was winning.
I woke up one morning in a really, REALLY, good mood.
Those around me?
Not so much.
I felt my mood slipping, being caught up in the upset of another.
But I stopped myself.
I AM A THERMOSTAT - I kept repeating over and over to myself.
It may not be the mantra that Buddha was professing, but hey,
it works for me.
Today despite the temperature outside being hot and the humidity being high, I am in a good place.
Thermostat: 1 Thermometer: 0