A boy comes home from school and his anger is apparent as he walks into the kitchen where his mother is preparing supper. He slams his books down on the counter loudly. The mother asked, “What’s wrong?”

“The boys on the school bus made me mad.” The boy barked

“How did they make you mad?” The concerned mother asked.

“They were just picking at me and saying things to upset me.” The mother went to the refrigerator and opened the door and pulled out a canned soda. She walked up to the boy.

“You know what will happen if I shake this can of soda?” The mother asked.

“Yes ma’am, it will explode all over the place, spewing soda onto the floor.” The boy replied. The mother took the can of soda and began shaking it up and then pulled the tab on top and allowed the suds to over flow onto the floor.

“You are like the can of soda. You let the boys on the bus shake you up. Then you came home and spewed in the kitchen, just like this can of soda.” The mother smiled and handed the rest of the soda to the Boy. “Try to be like the soda when it is calm, ‘COOL,’ and sweet.”

by Art Campbell 2014


anger evolves when frustration reaches its limits

have a quality day


Cain and Abel came to the banks of an enormous lake. They had never seen anything like it.”There’s something inside it,” said Abel, looking into the water, not knowing that it was his reflection. Cain noticed the same thing, and raised his staff.