It was said by one of my favorites, Maya Angelou “that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”
I’m assuming that’s why we see Christmas lights remaining on a few scattered homes long after Christmas. It’s one solution to avoiding tangled Christmas lights. A very lazy one, I might add.
How do you measure up?
A rainy day means a day on the couch with a book or movie and a blanket. Preferably cuddled up with another. That translates to my dog.
Lost luggage (been there :(…in Hawaii, big time pregnant in the ’80s) means an opportunity to go shopping! 🙂
And tangled Christmas lights means in the time it takes to untangle them I can make it to Target for a new box then as soon as they go on sale for next year it’s time to purchase a pre-lit tree. (Which by the way is exactly what I did!)
I haven’t always been that way. Life and years of experience have a way of teaching you to not sweat the small stuff. I’ve learned God’s got it. But certainly not the easy way. 🙂
Don’t let your life be a tangled mess! There are just some things out of our control. No need for drama. When they happen you just have to step back, take a deep breath, say a prayer and work through them the best you can.
Philippians 4:7 tells us the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. So let’s all accept that peace and make lemonade out of the lemons life brings our way.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Love and laughter,