Sometimes you have to remind yourself of the intent of the comma. A common SEPARATES to help CLARIFY so that you can ascertain the intended MEANING. A comma signifies a PAUSE.
If you prematurely jump to conclusions and deduct meaning before the comma, you can induce undo stress, tension, worry, frustration, anger, catastrophizing and act impulsively.
Example: Before the comma, it was said, ‘you meant evil against me.’.
Now I must admit if I stop there I could conjure up a host of emotions. Yet, if I remember the function of the comma, pause, exhale, and keep reading after the comma…
The comma lets me separate myself from ill response. The comma allows me to separate myself from my feelings. The comma helps me to remember that though the enemy and those who would be used by him and manipulated for his agenda meant it to harm; He, meant it for my good. The comma provides me perspective. The comma lets me know, no matter what, I WIN. ~MGc