Anger - Part II
Back in December 2004, I wrote, "I am generally not an angry person. Before having children I used to think that anger was a problem other people had to overcome. So misguided was my thinking that I would even skip over chapters on the subject of anger in mussar seforim."
At times when my family and I are together and I find myself becoming angry with one of my children for misbehaving, I try to walk out of the room instead of displaying my anger in front of them. Although I try, unfortunately I am rarely successful.
Tonight, as we prepare to rid our homes of chometz, I am also going to make a renewed effort to rid all traces of this anger in my heart. As the Vizhnitzer Rebbe said, "The smallest quantity of anger is even worse than the smallest quantity of chometz."
In Likutey Moharan I:49, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught that these days of Nissan are days of teshuva, just like the days of Tishrei.
I am now going to resolve them to make them such.