Still, it is a little thing.
Realizing the proportion of problems is a huge skill to have. I've become better at it over time due to adversity in my own life and in the lives of loved ones, but still have work to do. When I hear people rant and rave over what I believe are little things, I feel sad that so much energy is being spent that way. Precious energy. Precious thoughts. Precious time. Why waste it on getting upset about things? Sure, it is scary to have major problems that cause huge upheavals in life, but many people create their own sources of stress. I do in my own ways, and am trying to identify them and let them go. Little by little. Every day we wake up is a good one, and it is onwards from there.
My pipes are making horrid sloshing sounds and are not bleeding the way they should. Still the house isn't freezing (yet!) -- pipes are intact, and I have two different resources to use to take care of it. Life is fine. I remember being really easily upset when I was much younger and my dad just saying "What can you do about it? Why get upset?" in his calm and practical manner. The older I get, the more I realize I'm like him in some fundamental ways, and that makes me happy. I liked him. Would have liked not to have his back and arthritis, though.
Off for a day of art with kids that will be slightly off the wall with the prospect of a short week ahead. Have to focus that energy and try to make it fun. What will you make today?