Flirting with the possibility of overstatement, I will tell you that it was one of the greater revelations of my life. It struck me like a bolt of lightning (even though I have no true encounter with that sensation.) I think it would be better phrased that it was like waking up from a bad dream.
It was the day I realized that I was way too fussy about meaningless things and very mediocre about important ones.
The matters in my life that were insignificant I had turned into major issues, and the opportunities for me to be an individual and creative, I had relegated to the back burner, or worse, to the great pit of procrastination.
And so I started rating my activities from 1 to 10.
- I’m buying a toothbrush today. In level of importance, shall we call that a 2?
- I’m writing a letter to a friend in need. That sounds like an 8.
- I’m paying my bills. Shall we give that a 5?
After doing this for about two weeks, I saw that I had been selecting to be bratty over small things in order to avoid improving my life in the more essential areas.
I realized that it did not befit me to be so nasty about the trivial, leaving the greater possibilities the scrubs of my time.
If it doesn’t make any difference, then make sure you don’t give it too much significance.
It does not befit a child of God to pretend that he or she is an orphan, worrying to the point of frustration.
I am able to discern the better portions of that which makes me a better person.
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