Today my iPhone screen shattered. Again.
Also, an ant (or something) bit me.
A customer service agent was exceptionally rude to me. I did not feel served. And may no longer be a customer. (But at least he still has a job.)
I fussed with my dear bride. Twice.
And none of it matters.
Because both of my daughters kissed me on the cheek.
My wife and I are deeply in love.
We have real friends.
The sun is shining through rainclouds.
God is still on the throne.
And I have chicken and veggies to grill.
If the last year of my life has taught me anything worth sharing, it is this.
99.9% of the time, the worst thing that happened to me today is better than what has happened to many others since the sun came up.
And usually, the situations we empower to rob us of our joy, are not worth the time it takes to retell their gory details.
On any given day, nearly every day, the news could have been much worse.
I know this, because sometimes, very occasionally, when the phone rings--- it really is THAT bad.
So I try to remind myself.
In the eternal balance, my problems today probably don’t even matter.
And I do feel better. Don't you?
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