There are at least a dozen times during my week where I get frustrated or mad, especially in the car. John says I have two different personas, normal Tara and driving Tara. Driving Tara swears often, talks to irritating drivers, and has been known to make obscene gestures. I try to curtail this behavior but bad driving is just so unnecessary.
During these and other times when I find myself not being very kind, or just nice, I try to “Channel TK”, meaning, channel my Mom. My Mom is not a saint, but she has an uncanny knack for finding the best in people and in a situation. She is better than anyone I know at turning something over and finding the positive and she’s done this in circumstances that are just downright awful time and time again.
Now my friends and I all try to channel TK when tough or trying times arise. Not sure it always works but it is a worthwhile pursuit.
Mom, I love you. You are the most interesting character I know.