“Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year’s time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.”
– Andre Maurois
I wasn’t going to post because I’m down with bronchitis at the moment, but I came across this beautiful quote today and just had to share it.
I think many of us know the benefit of releasing life’s dramas and consciously choosing where to focus our time and energy. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to let go of our ego and its attachment to being right or pointing the finger when we’ve been wronged.
The problem is every minute you expend time and energy on so-called problems, that’s time you’ll never get back to enjoy all that is wonderful in your life.
I was so stressed about the birthday party I just threw on the weekend, mostly because I really wanted it to go perfectly and MusicMan seemed blase about all the work involved. But, now a lot of my anxieties seem so silly.
The party was great. Bunny had a blast, and there were no major hiccups. Even if there had been, I don’t think it would have dulled the enthusiasm of a bunch of over-excited pre-school children. So, why did I spend all last week worrying?
Hopefully, I’ll remember this lesson, and relax the next time I try to organise a party, or someone doesn’t behave as I would like.
What about you? Do you dwell on all the little hiccups and grievances of life, or have you already learned this valuable lesson ?
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