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