Daily Inspirational Message for November 8, 2013


The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
– William James

Throughout high school, my daughter’s room was an absolute mess. This wasn’t because she was rebellious or lazy; it was because she was so busy taking advanced placement classes, playing in the orchestra, and participating in sports that she didn’t have enough time to get adequate sleep, much less help around the house. Whenever I walked into her room, I had to bite my tongue and remind myself of what was really important. I’ve seen parents look the other way when their teens are doing drugs but scold them when they leave the cap off the toothpaste. I’ve seen wives yell at their husbands for forgetting to take out the trash, while daily overlooking an addiction that is destroying the husband’s health. There is stuff that is worth worrying about, but there’s a whole lot more that isn’t. If whatever is upsetting you won’t matter a year from now, odds are good that it’s not worth getting upset about today.