Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pick Your Battles

This morning I just wanted to share a little life lesson we sometimes forget. It can make life so much easier if we are able to brush off the things that really don't matter. Of course it's annoying when someone doesn't follow proper loop etiquette when dropping off the kids at school, and it's annoying if you can't get someone to see things your way. For example, toddler Joe Bob wants to wear a striped shirt with plaid shorts. But, does it really matter? Does it need to drain you of your precious energy that could be spent sharing a laugh with your kid over the literal spilled milk. If we can get rid of all the negative energy that consumes us over the things that don't really matter in the long run, we will be able to calmly remind our child for the third time to pick up his socks. So today's lesson is a reminder to PICK YOUR BATTLES. Pick them thoughtfully with your spouse, boss, child, sister, neighbor, PTA mom, or whoever. Choose to smile politely at that guy who just gave you the bird because he thought you were driving too slow. It will give you a sense of satisfaction to be the bigger person. But, by all means, definitely stand up for yourself if you believe in it, if you believe it really does matter.

Try this today and tell us how it went!

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