Friday, August 26, 2011

Slap Yourself

Today what I have is not much at all, at least in terms of MY writing. What I offer you today is a snippet from a novel I adore, by an author I adore and a little bit of writing that sticks with me almost every day of my life. I want to share it because it says what it should, in a minimum of time and with eloquence.

"...why do we make it all seem like a crisis, over and over again? Why do we worry it all to death, like dogs with socks or chew toys? 'Look at it this way,' he said to me. 'In a hundred years? -All new people.'"
Anne Lamott   All New People

There ARE crises in the world; plenty of them. But for the most part our every day lives are filled with little emergencies that aren't at all. The late bill? The bowl of cereal for dinner? The physical or psychic pain you feel? Your child's braces? Really, in the grand scheme of things, it's all passing.

I don't know how this little bit of a wonderful story will work its way into your day, but give it a chance and let some of the chest tightening stress go. Be open to solutions and to new ways of thinking.

And remember that in a hundred years this is all someone else's ball of wax.

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