I read this HeartQuote of the Day on the Heartspoken.com website:
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.
It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
The author is Robert Service.
Good ole Bob has such a heartspoken-worthy sentiment. Think about the last half dozen things that really ticked you off. I’ll bet most of them were silly, insignificant niggling things. Yet they can take away so much of our energy, trying to make them change.
From putting down the toilet seat…to slamming the car door…to feeding the dog…to remembering where you put the keys; whether these annoyances are caused by others in your life, or by yourself, they sure can take up space in your heart and mind.
Well, there is another side to the story. You have a choice. You can allow the niggling behavior to get to you – or not.
How important is it, in the big picture? Will it still be important, a year from now? Would it be a show of love, for you to do it, instead of the person you expect to do it?
React differently, next time you’re annoyed. Decide in what category of importance it belongs. Move it over to a place where you can have more peace and give yourself better quality time to address the things that really matter.