Angry or Happy?

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week i have been watching my sister’s dogs, who have not been feeling well,and are expressing their poor feelings inside, despite 5-6 walks a day (more than normal, since I know they aren’t feeling great). So I have been a bit angry at them, while simultaneously feeling badly for them. I get upset, because we would return from a 40 minute walk, and then one of the two would throw up or poop inside .. couldn’t they have done this in the last 40 minutes outside. Damn them!! So I needed something to remind me that being angry doesn’t really change the situation, and I found this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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