Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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The world we live in is an amazing thing of beauty and wonder. It’s the big stuff of our lives. So I’m trying to convince myself not to sweat the small stuff. We paid dearly for a brand, spanking new refrigerator that was delivered yesterday. It was a fancy one, too, one that we purchased after much serious consideration. So today, we are sitting here with this fancy refrigerator full of ruined food. It didn’t work properly and a freezer and refrigerator full of food is lost.

I am fuming while the store tries to locate a technician. In the meantime, we had to put off a weekend trip waiting on the refrigerator outcome. So that’s “the small stuff” I am dealing with today.

So let me put it all in perspective for myself. Last year at this time I was in the hospital with a life-threatening infection. When I got over the worst of it, I could not care for myself. A wonderful therapist worked with me and helped me learn how to walk and write again. It was a slow and tedious process and just to get through daily activities, I had to have the help of a very special husband.

So this really is “small stuff” in the big scheme of my life. I thank God for the wonder of the earth and for ordinary days, even when things go wrong. And I’ll keep teaching myself not to sweat the small stuff.

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