Happy Monday, all! It's officially the beginning of Spring, but here in North Carolina, it feels like we've jumped back into Winter. I've gotten slightly spoiled the past two weeks, so now I find myself feeling pretty "blah" with the cold coming back.
Granted, it isn't supposed to last long. In a few days they are saying it should be warm again. But it's still so annoying when what we plan get's changed up, isn't it?
Our Best-Laid PlansWhether it is the weather changing in a way we don't want it to, not getting to have a second cup of coffee before work, or spilling milk all over the floor at work, it's hard to accept when something goes awry. We tend to have this idea in our heads that everything should go perfectly for us. When it comes to other people's lives, we totally get that sometimes frustrating things happen, but when they happen to us, we can usually count on a bad attitude or a pouty face.
Not everyone is like this, I suppose. I readily admit that I am very type A, but even the most laid-back of people have their moments. Everyone gets their panties in a wad every now and then.
Take a breath, folks.And that's only human. But my challenge to you on this Monday (and everyday) is to try to calm down. Believe me, I'm right there with you.
We need to remember that the bad and annoying things will pass.
Your headache will pass. Your fight with your co-worker will pass (especially if you do your part to make peace...hint, hint). You may have spilled your cup of coffee today, but tomorrow you probably won't. Your kids (or husband, or mom, or best friend) may have driven you crazy yesterday, but that doesn't mean today will be the same.
Let's work on 1.) staying positive in the midst of the bad and the annoying, and 2.) make a commitment to doing all we can do to improve our current situation. We need to do all we can to reject a bad attitude, make peace with everyone as far as it is in our control (Romans 12:18), to be kind even when we don't feel like it, and to take care of our own well-being so that we are our very best each day.
Will anyone be joining me? Do you struggle with these things? Comment below.