Don’t Sweat the small stuff…
Ok, deep breath, another deep breath…ok breathe out slowly…don’t let those small things get you…breath in the lovely scent of that pine candle and take your time…its Christmastime
I had a good chuckle this morning, reading page 22 of Neil Pasricha’s “The Book of (Holiday) Awesome”. It reminded me of how we sometimes let those little tiny nuisances cause us aggravation. In the grander scheme of things, shame on us for getting caught by “hangnails” of life.
In Neil’s book, he refers to “finally finding the start of this stupid role of tape”. Doesn’t that statement just conjure up some recollections of when you were cursing that moment in the middle of wrapping? Or, perhaps you were sealing that envelope to send off to the family for the holidays. The tape issue is not just germane to the holidays. Gosh, any roll of Scotch Tape sitting in a drawer for a few months will likely have had its end disappear, causing you to remove your reading glasses and focus in on finding the missing end of the tape.
But really folks, given all that the world is facing, I am sure that you will agree with me that we can overcome this frustration and focus on things of more significance in our day. And, given that you are likely wrapping and shipping a lot more gifts and packages this year, we need to just take a little more time, be a little more patient, take in the good things that are happening around us and put all this pandemic b.s. aside.
However, finding that missing end of the tape can absolutely be one of those moments of awesome this holiday season and year-round.