The third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, said, ‘When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.’ Someone else said, we should learn a lesson from the space shuttle and always count down before blasting off! Count to a hundred! Problem is, when we are very angry we tend to go something like this… 1, 2 miss a few 99, 100, and jump in, all guns blazing! When our emotions are damaged we often react the same way a wounded animal would; we lash out. Pressing the pause button requires self-control, which is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. We need to practice self-control.