They happen at smaller scales too, and I think it’s important to admit it. No life is perfect, and we all have bad days and things that annoy us. A stomach virus, a bird’s broken blood feather, a stain on my clothes, or a 'snarky" person aren't up to the level of a bad diagnosis, a death, a lingering injury, or your house breaking down around you, but these things build on your soul. It’s important to have a strategy of letting these things go so you can have space to continue to grow and improve.
I’m seeking a strategy. I realize that my perfectionist tendencies, while a great asset in many areas, can be a detriment when it prevents me from letting go of things that don’t serve me, and that I can’t fix. Viruses pass. Injuries heal. Stains wash away. Mean people who gaslight through life eventually burn themselves and go away. The perfectionist in me wants to troubleshoot it so this won’t happen again, but the random nature of life isn’t going to allow me that luxury. I must learn when to let it go. Self discipline is a great asset that I often complain is lacking, but this too can cause you to hold on to things better left alone.
Every day has it’s aggravations. That’s life. The key is to process them correctly, be knowledgeable in handling them, and moving on. I know what really matters now, but I’m learning that this paradigm shift is only the first step of the process in this transition. The next step is to learn how to release the smaller things that the devil throws at me to keep me off balance. I’m tired of that crap. It’s time to do better.
Life is a journey, but at least there are “up” days now. I’ve seen the light of hope, and I can’t forget it. I’ll pray my way
through this discovery, so I can find the space for my potential to grow in this new season of life. It’s time to pull the weeds of these minor annoyances and grow in the steps I’m taking into the future.
That’s all today. Take care, and have a great rest of the week.