Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Test.


In this little world of mine, everything is a BFD*. Things like gnats in my bedroom. And dog vomit on the carpet. And blueberry juice staining my pristine white sink. Normal stuff like that.

But, I seem to recall someone once telling me that before outwardly declaring that something is a really, really big deal you must first undergo a simple, but effective, test. You need only to ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 20 years?

Most of the time, the answer is no. I probably won't care about a stained sink in 20 years. And all the other things, the stuff that I am convinced really matters and is a really big deal? It means nothing. It wasn't worth the worry or the stress or sleepless nights. It was just details, faint and fleeting memories that will dissolve with the hands of time. Today, it's real. Tomorrow, in essence, it will be an obscure memory. I will move on to other problems, different things to worry about.

Life really is about perspective, as it turns out.

*That's Big F-ing Deal for those who don't insist upon using acronyms for everything.

2 comments:

♥Georgie♥ said...

stopping by from FMBT and am your newest follower

jensays (whatwouldjendo) said...

i have been making a point of trying to let the smaller things go and not worry so much about things i can't even change. it's been hard, but worth it.

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