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Note from Nicole ~ Bob Marley and Elsa

I recently helped a struggling mom with three kids and a full cart cross a parking lot. At restaurants, we always give my sister the seat at the end because she cuts with her left hand. When we take a road trip, my husband always drives because I get sleepy when I am in the driver's seat.

We probably all do a hundred of these little things without really even thinking about it. Small acts of grace. Tiny little displays of understanding.

Then there are the days when we are Just Not Feeling It. Your kids leave dirty socks on the couch for the umpteenth time this week. The dog peed in the house (again). Your husband neglected to mention that he wouldn't be home for dinner. Your mom is on your case about how much screen time your kids get. The neighbor keeps parking in your spot, despite all your passive-aggressive comments. The grocery store cashier throws cans in the bag with your bread.

Been there! We've all been there. You can have the patience of Job and the generous spirit of Mother Teresa and still get fed up when things go wrong. Which brings me to this quote I keep seeing all over the internet (author unknown):

Imagine you have $86,400 and someone steals $10 from you. Would you be upset and throw all of the $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person that took your $10? Or move on and live? You'd move on and live, of course! We have 86,400 seconds in every day. Don’t let someone’s 10 seconds of negativity ruin the rest of your 86,390 seconds. Don’t sweat the small stuff; life is bigger than that.

In the wise words of Elsa and Bob Marley, let's just let it go and know that everything is going to be alright. Because it is.

I'll see you out there.




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