Problems & The Pebble In My Shoe

This afternoon as I was mowing I noticed something in my shoe.  It was in the final 10 minutes of mowing and felt like a massive wood chip under the arch of my left foot.

North Face Shoe

It wasn’t exactly painful, just annoying giving a constant reminder of it’s presence.  My initial thought was to just keep mowing. I didn’t want to deal with it right then.  I just wanted to get  the mowing done.

However, after a few rounds it got more annoying and started to hurt.  So I stopped the mower, sat down in the ditch, and removed my shoe to find the source of the discomfort.  What I thought was a big wood chip was actually one small pebble!

Pebble in North Face shoe

I couldn’t believe it.  A small pebble!  My thoughts as I finished mowing were spent on that pebble.  It got me thinking about how that pebble is like a lot of problems.

  1. Sometimes problems that seem big really aren’t.
  2. You’ll never know how big your problems are until you tackle them head on.
  3. It’s better to deal with problems right away instead of letting them linger.
  4. Ignoring problems won’t make them go away.
  5. Ignoring problems might make them worse.

I love it when the simplest things teach me valuable lessons!

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.-Steve Maraboli Click To Tweet
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