As I rocked Annabelle to sleep last night, I thought about my day. I thought about how nothing had gone as planned and just how horrible things were. To name a few, A woke up still super sick, Aaron went out of town (he’ll be home today though), naps required extra snuggling (I didn’t mind) because A couldn’t breathe, she wouldn’t eat, my phone went in the washing machine!!, wasn’t able to get fixed, I didn’t get to the gym like planned, and so on.
I really sat there and just felt like everything was awful. The big thing on my mind was my broken phone. Annabelle’s favorite thing is to take an object and place it in a basket or something. I should have seen this coming when I found bottle caps in the washing machine last week. After searching the house looking for my phone, and panicking, I dumped the clothes out of the washer and my phone was floating there.
My phone broke and I felt like it was the end of the world.
How many times do we have a bad day and let everything make the day worse? How many times do we take what happens to us and make it seem like the absolute worst?
As I sat in the chair praying like I do every night as I put Annabelle to bed, I couldn’t help but shake my head. I couldn’t believe I was sitting there so worried about my phone (on top of A being sick but that’s a legit big thing to me), but there are people out there with far greater things to worry about. Even still as I worried about Annabelle, who has a cold, I remembered there are mothers and fathers out there holding their baby in the hospital fighting cancer or disease. There are people out there fighting for our country. Wives and husbands are without their spouses because they are deployed.
So here I am having the worst day and letting everything else just pile on when it’s really not that bad. I have another phone to use and maybe it will turn on after being in rice. I need to remember that I have a phone. Some aren’t that lucky.
I’m not saying our problems aren’t big because they are. We are all facing different things every day, and they are the biggest things to us. Sometimes, though, we need to take a step back and realize that maybe our problems aren’t the end of the world.
Just a little food for thought today. Thanks, Amanda.