Tonight my therapist asked me an interesting question. I was ranting, as I do, and she said, "what can you learn from this?" I can continue to learn that people suck or I can learn that I get to change my life now. When I am dealing with something unpleasant in some way I get to pick how much of that I allow in my life. I'm not a kid any more. Even Noah doesn't have much power over me. I get to choose what I allow into my life on an ongoing basis. Sure I can't prevent one off crappy behavior. I get to decide how to respond and if I will stand there waiting for another kick.
That's power. I guess I learned that I have a lot more of it than I think.