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Thursday, September 8, 2011

What Ruins Your Day?

My cell phone died an unexpected death.  Yesterday.  I won’t give you the gory details, but let’s just say it’s lying on a highway somewhere along Route 315.

And it really upset me.  I mean it really ruined my day. 

I was grumpy.  I was irritable.  I felt lost and disconnected.

All because of a stupid phone that can be replaced!

But that was yesterday.

Today, I’m headed out of town for a funeral.   Three young boys don’t have a mother anymore.  It’s unexpected.  It’s tragic.  It’s unexplainable.

A mother can’t be replaced.

So I’ve had a bit of a paradigm shift.  You see, I have much to be thankful for – including three beautiful children I can hold tonight – and I really don’t care anymore about my cell phone.  And I’m pretty embarrassed that I let it ruin my day.  (Yeah, I even had to apologize to my kids this morning.)

What silly things have you let ruin your day lately?


BigD said...

Bad hair days seem to be my weakness.
Which seems so vain, so I'm ashamed to admit.
But, that's the first step to reform. Right?

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Shall I push the limits of Blogger comments and leave a voluminous list?

The key is that very - "let." I LET those things ruin my day, and then He opens my eyes.

And I thank Him. Again. said...

Wow. Talk about getting perspective...
I have days when I seem very sensitive and more annoyed by things, and other days when I sail through with a positive attitude. I try to manage my responses on those bad days and not let it get in the way of my interactions. At least, I try.. :)

Ashby Lawton Jones said...

I really needed to read this today. Thank you.

Heather Sunseri said...

I'm so get this. I was in an accident yesterday that was minor for me, but not for someone else. An inconvenience to me (dented car and wet from standing in rain for an hour before work), but it meant something really big to the person who caused the accident. I had to try really hard not to let it ruin my day.

Marcus Goodyear said...

I get bugged when my to-do list is to long to actually do.

This is pretty silly. I can get so bugged that I start acting like I'm on some incredible life or death mission to get stuff done.

But it isn't life or death. It's a check mark or not a check mark.

I'm especially saddened to hear about your loss. We'll be praying for you and especially the three boys.

Dayna D said...

Great reminder! We all know this, but we all forget it regularly as well. Thank you. I join Marcus in praying for the three little boys. How incredibly sad.

lva said...

So sorry for the death of your friend. May God give peace and protection to her children and all who loved her.

pastor richard said...

I was doing a lot of printing and my black inkjet run out of ink right in the middle of my printing as a pastor i didnot get mad

pastor richard said...

So sorry about the death of your friend we will pray for her in church and on our prayer list and pray for her family too Dr Richard Armstrong New Horizons Accessible Ministries email