I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Pick your battles

on February 3, 2013

clip book4Life can be very frustrating and full of annoying problems.  We can become stressed out over the smallest things and forget about what is really important in life.   Time is often wasted on petty arguments and silly situations that don’t matter much at all.  They may seem huge to us at the time, but when we really stop and think about them, we often wonder why we gave any time to them at all.

I like the book series, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”.   This is a series of books by Richard Carlson.  He was an amazing person who figured out how to live a meaningful life and became interested in writing books.   His first attempts were unsuccessful and he was about to make a change in his career until the day he got an unexpected surprise.  He was asked to be on the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss one of his books, “You can be happy, no matter what”.  This projected him onto a new course and he became an overnight success.  In the months that followed, Richard wrote several books including his first “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and it’s all Small Stuff”.

Richard Carlson died in 2006, leaving behind a loving family and a series of books that are read by millions all over the world.  If you have read any of his books, you will see how simple life can be if we just cut out all the little, silly things that we obsess and worry about.  Life is way too short to waste our precious time on small things.  There are so many important issues that need our attention like being a good example to our children, treating others with kindness and doing what we can to help people in need.  Pick the battles you fight in life.  Make sure they are important battles and don’t waste any more time on silly things that don’t matter at all.   Remember, our lives are all valuable and everything we do impacts this world in a positive or negative way.  Be positive and be proud!

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