Here we go again. Yes, I woke this morning to and unfortunately not to my surprise a mound of laundry waiting for me. No it didn’t magically appear. I saw it the night before, yet I already had a load in the washer and another in the dryer so the cycle continued as I wandered to bed hoping it would disappear.
Perhaps by now, you’re tired of me writing about the chaotic condition of my domain, but it’s not that I don’t care what you want to read, rather, if I write about it enough perhaps I will evoke a change in my situation a bit sooner than what I’ve experienced so far. I mean it’s amazing to me that I can have my home spotless one minute and within a day it appears that an elephant rampaged the place.
So this morning, I was granted yet another opportunity to get it together….my home…my mind…my life…and I made a decision that gave me a peace I have yet to understand.
I DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!
Yes, I calmly walked to my kitchen, fixed my coffee, let my dogs out, brought ’em back in, fed’em, played with ’em and leisurely swept up the inevitable tufts of fur shed with every little step they took-(had a Bobby Brown flashback)…
…Anyway, my decision to “not do the laundry” wasn’t made out of rebellion or even a stint of laziness. It was just that I realized I could only do one thing at a time….Ahhh…Such peace in perspective!
So I paused…and then made the earnest decision to not be bothered. Yes, there will always be something to rub you the wrong way and granted, you may have no control over those odds, but you do have control over your response. So the next time you’re tempted to freak out over something trivial, remember these words, “It’s not that serious!”
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