AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Florence Weinberg, iRhoberta Shaler, iValerie publisher@nightengalepress.com, iA.J. Mahari, iMel Hathorn, iRobert Davis, iLeslie Garcia, i

  Home > Spirituality > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Keith John Paul Horcasitas

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 243 Titles
· 107 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Apr, 2008

Keith John Paul Horcasitas, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The 8 Laws of Health with Recipes
by Claire Power Murphy, HonDL

Proper application of the 8 Laws of Health leads to Improving Every Year!..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Advent / Anger Management / Traffic Light
by Keith John Paul Horcasitas   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Sunday, November 27, 2011
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Keith John Paul Horcasitas

• A Marvelle-ous New Approach to Leadership @ the VA!
• Battle of the Seasons: Seasoned For Suffering / Grinding Grief
• Music of Life
• Life / Death / Hospice / Breath
• Confession Kept Private & Sacred
• St. Pope John Paul II THE GREAT – A Man & SAINT For All Seasons
• Easter Revival Gardens - Pope John Paul II and Pope John XIII Canonizations
           >> View all

Using the analogy of a traffic light to understand human behavior and applying it to how to appropriately approach Advent.

Today at Mass, the First Sunday in Advent (Year B, November 27, 2011, New Missal), Fr. Trey Nelson of St. Jude Parish shared in his homily about a recent experience of driving in Baton Rouge with his 4 y/o nephew as a way to highlight our need to be careful and watchful in our spiritual lives this Advent - as we likewise do when approaching a Yellow traffic light.

When I was a kid, my aunt, Sr. Mary Joselia Kleinpeter, SSND (a School Sister of Notre Dame who at 95 years of age lives at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa, Mississippi) taught me a neat song to remember what a Traffic Light meant:

Red, Yellow, Green
Stop, Change, Go
Red, Yellow, Green
Stop, Change Go

Red means stop
Green means go
Yellow means, Caution!” everybody's standing in a row

Red, Yellow, Green
Stop, Change, Go
Red, Yellow, Green
Stop, Change Go

We can learn some great truths to following rules and managing anger by using a Traffic Light. And this can also be applied to how we approach the Season of Advent.

Red = feeling anger or other feelings that are normal but using Aggression, which can be behaviors that express our feelings in a way that may hurt others. We need to “STOP” and reconsider our responses.

Yellow = we need to “CHANGE” our initial impulsive response options - one or two behavior emphasis:

1)Caution – feeling uncertain and being appropriately careful about the decisions we have to make about what behaviors we do next based upon how we think, not just feel - this can be helpful in difficult situations like from peer pressure to do something that may be unlawful or not line with what we would want done to us, OR

2)Passive – feeling out of control and allowing others to take advantage of us in ways that are not appropriate and making us feel like our needs are not important; for teens this may also involve not following the directions of the appropriate authorities in our lives.

Green = Assertive – “GO!” - being in touch with our feelings and being honest about what behaviors that we will consider doing, using caution, as noted above, and understanding, as well as taking responsibility for the consequences that will be involved.  



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Popular Spirituality Articles
  1. Extra Oil 67: Log Cabins and Prayer
  2. The Best News Ever... by Dr. Michael Youss
  3. Biblical meditation
  4. Unexplained events
  5. I'm Still Lerning To Play
  6. Learning Recitation of the Qur'an
  7. Myo
  8. The Mysterious Double Astral Body
  9. Our First and Last Mistake: A Mystic's Jou
  10. Reclaim Your Corn

Love's True Home by Jean-Pierre Gregoire

A contemporary literary gem dedicated to Oprah Winfrey. Love's True Home sparkles with an effervescent blend of Sri Gawn Tu Fahr's irreverent humor, timeless wisdom, insightful, th..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

The Tragedy Chronicles by Tony Bertot

In the battle between good and evil we have the Angels and Takers battling it out for souls. This is the story of Tragedy, one of Lucifer's Takers who avoided detection be..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.