“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.” – John Burroughs
I have been in a bad mood today. I woke up cranky and have just carried it all day. I haven’t felt well, nothing serious, just annoying. Everything has just continued to make me more cranky. You know the feeling.
You know the kind of day I am talking about. The faucet is leaking, we walk out of the house with mismatched socks, we run out of milk, we’re low on gas, the driveway needs to be shoveled, we forget to thaw some meat for dinner — these sorts of trivial issues can pile up to ruin a day. But only if we let them.
We can’t think big thoughts all the time, but we can keep the little things in perspective and not let their sheer numbers overwhelm us. I told you a couple weeks ago that I don’t do resolutions, but this quote spoke to me, maybe I should make one. Maybe I saw this quote today for a reason. Maybe God is trying to tell me to lighten up.
I am sorry that I have been so ornery today. My mood has kept me from listening for you, I promise to do better tomorrow. Thank you for sending me a message. Thank you for loving me, even on those days when I am unlovable.