Teachings Tuesday: Stop Stressing
My family and friends are coming to visit in less than a week and there are a few things that need to get done. I know they will get done just in time, but I wanted to have everything done last week. Of course, things did come up and our plans changed. So, knowing all this, why am I stressing out?
I do not like to feel as though I am not in control of things: I have to know what will happen next, how it will happen and who is involved. (Surprises never work, I usually figure them out.)
But then, one thing happened. Jeff did something that made me smile. This usually happens when I am stressing out. He has this weird way of doing the right thing at moments when I feel like everything is going wrong. If I could explain to you why I am happy to be marrying this guy, it could be summed up with my last sentence. We are like a balance scale; when one tips it over the other brings it back to a happy medium. To me, the most important part of a relationship is not how many times you fall but how you fix the issues, even if it has nothing to do with you. Going the extra mile for someone else is beautiful.
So, do not stress it. Your ship is not sinking. It is sailing. Watch out for all the beauty this life has to offer.