The thought below struck me as being important when I first saw it as it carries a lot of meaning. So many people spend time making big issues out of small things. Way too much time is spent stressed over things that a few months from now won’t even matter.
We have 86,400 seconds per day to spend either happy and positive or negative and stressed. So often people who are having a bad day take it out on those around them, and in the process ruin the other person’s day as well.
We all have those occasional days where one thing goes wrong, then something else goes wrong, and before you know it you have had an entire day of things going wrong. Have you ever considered your attitude when this is happening? Do you laugh it off and keep going or do you get frustrated, stressed out, angry, and rude?
Taking control of your attitude in moments of stress has a huge impact on your own personal happiness. Don’t allow the behavior of others to impact your mood; and more importantly don’t let your behavior have a negative impact on others.
One prime example is in this era of social media is people who feel the need to post their personal arguments for public scrutiny. What is this accomplishing? Sympathy from others who are not involved? Quite often I will read posts and wonder why someone felt the need to post something. Have they considered the emotional harm to the person they are complaining about, who is most likely a friend, spouse, or other family member? Have they forgotten that once on public media it is never lost and can re-surface at any time? When posting on social media give consideration to the positive v. negative impact your posting may have, especially on those who you are closest to, those who deserve your love and protection, not public criticism.
As you go through your week remember that when life gives you a bowl of pits instead of cherries, when your parade gets rained on, or when a hurricane blows through you life, to keep a positive attitude and laugh at the blunders. Search for the positive in the negative and move on. Chances are 12 months from now you won’t remember it happened. Don’t sweat the small stuff, live is bigger than that.