As I sit in my most beautiful office, listening to soft music, brainstorming about things I would like to write. I am taken to a place, on a snow covered path (sorry guys, it was a long winter), where a girlfriend and I shared many a conversation covering topics from food, to men, to our past, to control we allow others to have over our emotions. The latter I think is the one I am going to touch upon today. Whether it be our co-workers, our friends, our spouse or partner, the telemarketer doing their job, or the customer service rep that we are giving an earful to because we are displeased with the service. Whomever it might be, we often let that person control our emotions, good or bad. We often, unwittingly attach feelings to people. We put so much energy into attaching energy to people we can become obsessed with that feeling whether it be positive or negative.
"I need to call so and so, they ALWAYS make me feel better" or "That person, what a S.O.B....GRRRRR." Those feelings can be momentary, last all day, or can be attached to that person for some time. No one should hold that many emotional strings in your life. You are your own marionettist. You control your emotional strings.