I posted last week about trivial irritations. Once I started focusing on the things that irritated me it was difficult to stop. All day after I posted I found myself getting irritated and thinking “Oh, I should have put that on the list.”
Readers posted comments of the things that irritated them. Uncle Skip suggested the car on the freeway with the turn signal flashing…for miles…and miles…and miles… Mrs. Midnite reminded me of bus riders who don’t give seats up for other riders who obviously need them. Yeah, that definitely should go on the list. Jules warned me to avoid Kentucky where spitting is a birthright and I got irritated all over again. I said to myself “Oh, they’re right that irritates me too.”
I was wallowing in irritation.
Then I remembered the quote over on my other blog:
"What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life." – OprahOprah’s a smart woman. If goodness expands if you focus on goodness, the opposite is probably also true. The more I focused on irritations, the more irritations entered my life.
Life is too short to allow the irritations to get to me. June reminded me that it’s self defeating to count my irritants. June and Oprah, you are both very wise women and I thank the universe for sending you to remind me.
It’s not like I didn’t know…but, like most lessons in life, sometimes I need to be reminded of what I already know. Once again the universe is sending me messages and reminding me to pay attention.
Lesson learned, or maybe that should be lesson remembered. I made a list of my blessings and posted them over on my other blog. Click here to read it.