It’s easy to focus on the things that get on your nerves. Traffic. Long lines at Starbucks. Too many unchecked “to do” items on your holiday shopping list. The irritating co-worker or neighbor who drives you insane.
That list could go on forever. On some days, it seems to do just that.
That list, however, should be tossed for two points into the nearest trash can. Or shredded into the finest of crosscut pieces, burned beyond any hope of recognition, or offered up as a last-ditch suck-up sacrifice to the long-suffering gods of all that is joyous and good.
It’s not the season to be bitchy. It’s the season to be thankful. Repeat it until you believe it and re-focus your thoughts. See the good in all the bad that shows up on your list.
You’re stuck in traffic because you’re either going to or coming from a job.
You have someplace to call your home, be it ever so humble or not.
You can afford to toss a ten spot on that venti white mocha coffee and the to die for blueberry muffin. (Your hips may not be able to afford it, but we’ll save that weighty matter for another day).
The simple fact that you have a holiday list to begin with suggests you have others in your life whom you care about and who presumably care about you, too.
The irritating co-worker or neighbor gives you the opportunity to be a better person.
It’s easy to focus on the things that get on your nerves. It’s better to get over them.