Whether it's at home, work, at Walmart, a parking lot, we need let the small things go and focus on the big picture. Over the weekend, anything that could have gone wrong, did. We originally planned on being super productive... we didn't even make it out of the driveway and my check oil light came on. We later tried getting a dog license for Duke but were apparently in the wrong county so they recommended a place an hour away (needless to say, that didn't get done). I totally forgot to get some allergy medication for my ever worsening allergies. So I had to work until midnight all weekend with a super cute manly cough and a stuffed head too focused on being sick to think about much else. And it when came time to pay for the things I did remember, I couldn't remember any of my pin numbers. On the way home, we passed the car wash (which is normally a bit out of the way) so I decided to pull in and finally wash my poor car. Instead, a guy (and that's putting it nicely) gunned it and cut me off, taking the last open spot in the whole stinking place. Trying to salvage the outing, I figured I'd get gas before work... completely missed the pump, had to reverse, pull up, then reverse again. I could have let these things get me down, gone home and curled up in a ball and called it a day (okay - I did all of these things). But it didn't make me feel better. It sucked. And I yelled at the boyfriend, who didn't deserve it in the least. It wasn't until I was in the fetal position on the couch and Duke climbed into my lap, rested his little head on my shoulder that I realized we can't (and shouldn't) focus on the dumb small things, but the good and adorable small things in our lives. I'm going to remember how precious Duke was when he does stuff like that for much longer than I'm going to remember that "guy" at the car wash.
Granted, how I handled those situations today may have had an effect on my day, but not my life. And how we treat those around us is what will matter in the long run.
So this week, remember to not sweat the small stuff, but cherish and enjoy the good small stuff. This will have a much more lasting effect on us than trivial things (and stupid people).