Friday, September 7, 2012

Big fish, little fish

Hi All! So sorry I didn't post yesterday! I wish I have a good excuse, but nope. I'd forgotten it was Wednesday. *BLUUUUUUUSH*

So... anyway. Because I'd been skipping so often, I decided to stop that bad habit and just do a post today.

Edit: and then I realized that I didn't post it yesterday either. >_< I think there's a leak in the back of my head and my brain cells are slipping out.

I've been struggling with this nagging feeling of discontent lately. It got to a point where only a very select few people didn't annoy the living daylights out of me. And it really started to get on my nerves.

But then I had a moment of clarity and I remembered something pretty important: I am bigger than those petty annoying squabbles. And I have more important things that can take up my thoughts instead. I'm pretty sure I will be annoyed again, because the people who annoyed me aren't going to change.

Which is sad. Because a quarter of them often happen to be my family. But here's the thing. People are inconsiderate. And mean without realizing it.

And I'm one of them. I say and do things that I think is fine that probably irritate people as well.

So instead of worrying about things, I should just focus on what's important in my life and get on with it.

It makes a pretty big difference. Sure, I still get super annoyed. It's sadly a fact of my life that I have a short temper and an incapability to tolerate b.s. and stupidity. But. Where I used to hang on to it, I've been letting go, because there's no point to worrying myself about all of this.

In theory. Of course... habits are hard to break, so I'm having to relearn everything. Which might be a good thing, because I'm getting ample opportunity to practice....

There's another aspect to this, though, but I've had a tough couple of days, so I'll get to it on Monday. Promise! But the point is, whenever people annoy me, I just remember one thing:

I have bigger fish to fry, and if I don't let go of the sardine someone in my life pushed onto me, it will just kick up one hell of a stench...

How do you prevent petty issues from growing bigger in your life?


Connie Keller said...

Hope things get better soon!

farawayeyes said...

Do my best to (1) consider the source (2) ignore (3) move on quickly. Life is definitely too short. Keep plugging along. Everybody has been having a hard time lately.

Joanne said...

I would let my brothers get to me and sometimes they still do. I have chosen to let it go and let God take over. It has helped, but there are times when I find myself slipping right back into angry mode....which distances me from the joy that is right there in front of me.
Blessings, Joanne

mare ball said...

I'm not very good at that! When you figure it out, let me know. I tend to harbor worries, but as a woman of faith, I know I need to turn things over to God. I try to remember that.