This is the only item on my list I wrote in opposites—a characteristic I did not desire. Maybe there was another way to state it, but I truly wanted to ask the universe for this: someone who is NOT a fighter. Someone who isn’t wired to go for the fight, the disagreement, the argument. Someone who IS wired to listen, to ask questions, to understand, and to speak from the heart.

Any time in my life—and there have been some of those times—I’ve shown up ready for a fight, ready to allow my trigger to be tripped so that I can make my point, it’s rarely turned out the way I wanted. My anger got in the way of my message; my emotion took center stage and left the meaning unseen in the wings.

And, haven’t you had that response to an angry message—you can’t even hear it, because it’s covered by rage?