My friend Annie from McGuffy’s Reader tagged me to participate in the Three Day Quote Challenge. I never back away from a challenge, so I, of course, accepted.

The rules of the challenge are simple. They are as follows:
1. Post for three consecutive days.
2. Choose and share one or three quotes each day.
3. Challenge three additional bloggers each day.

I am choosing to share one quote per day. I participated in a quote challenge in September, which you can view here. I didn’t want to share any of the same quotes, so this really did become a challenge. It also can be a bit daunting to do this as we end up revealing things about ourselves that we maybe rather not. My three quotes are all by the same author, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha). Today’s quote is:

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

When I was younger, I had a really short fuse, and it didn’t take much to set me off. I usually didn’t get angry with other people but rather at situations over which I had no control. Since I was a control freak, (and still am to a degree), this is no surprise. Though I still like to be in control, I have learned things happen that I cannot do anything about. Getting angry in these instances is a waste of my energy and detrimental to my mental and emotional health, which is punishment I was bringing upon myself. Being able to let go has made me a much calmer and happier person.

If you’d like to know more about Siddhartha Gautama and how he became Buddha, click here for a short, five-minute video.

I am going to pass the challenge to these three bloggers:

Obviously none of you are obligated to participate, but I hope you’ll accept the challenge.

I will share my second quote tomorrow.