Small Wins

I’m proud of myself today.

My biggest battle has always been internal.

It has always been against myself, and my inner demons.

I’ve tried to control them so I don’t lash out and hurt others with my harsh words and biting sarcasm.

Because after it’s been said and done, remorse washes over me like a tidal wave.

So today, even if my buttons were pushed..

… I chose to ignore the itch.

… I chose to turn away.

… I chose to take a deep breath.

… I chose another battle.

And after the calm, I smiled.

Today, at least, I celebrate being calm.

Today, I celebrate the small wins.