A love letter to anger

There are some people I coach who are upset about how they’ve been. They might feel sad or ashamed of their anger and the times they’ve been hurtful towards others.

And there is also a part of them that is angry about their anger. They wrestle and fight with themselves, working so hard to stop the anger from bubbling up.

But the fighting isn’t helping. The anger keeps winning. It keeps coming back.

So I got this idea: Let’s try something different. Let’s try writing a love letter to anger. Here goes.

Dear Anger,
You made me strong.
You were there for me when I needed you.
You got me through some really tough times. Seriously.
Thank you for being a friend.
I will never forget you.
And now, dear Anger, I’m ready to let you go.
It’s time to say goodbye.
I’m learning how to be strong in different ways.
I would not have gotten this far without you.
In some ways, you have been a blessing to me.
As you go (and when I see you again), here is what I want to say:
I love you. Thank you. You’re showing me how to heal.

Love and kisses,
Your biggest fan,

What would your love letter to anger say?

(Note: This is about hurtful anger. There are helpful kinds of anger, but that is a story for another day…)

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