Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

We all meet challenges during a typical day - at work, in our family lives, financially - there are tons of ways for life to disrupt peace like the kind I talked about Monday. We might spend ten or more minutes every morning in praise and worship, even take the song with us as we drive to work. But as we all know, the heat of a day can rise quickly, unexpectedly, startling us into a momentary peace-paralysis.
Recently, in the course of my customer-service oriented job, I encountered such a situation. In my attempts to adjust and adapt, a picture came to mind - that cartoon caveman and his giant millstone. Why?
Well, because I felt like the best thing I can do in the annoying situation was - roll with it.
This seems elementary as I write it out. But at the time, it hit me with a powerful wallop. I don't want to be a cube or I'll get stuck on an offense or make a mountain out of a molehill. If I picture myself or the situation as a circular anything - anything that rolls - then I can move on, shake off the dust, keep on functioning.
So, no matter how inconvenient, annoying, or frustrating the day-to-day gets, remember that most of the time, we should just roll. That way, we'll stay connected with the Peace in our hearts.
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