LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE LITTLE
Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small
things we should despise and forget. Perhaps
some man we helped has proved ungrateful…
some woman we believe to be a friend has spoken
ill of us… some reward we thought we deserved
has been denied us. We feel such disappointments
so strongly that we can no longer work or sleep. But
isn’t that absurd? Here on this earth, with
only a few more decades to live, and we lose many
irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that in a year’s
time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let
us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings
to great thoughts, real affections and enduring under-
takings. For life is too short to be little.
Many years ago I saw myself in this one. I was venting to a co-worker about something that had happened and he said to me “you hold on to things too long”. Wow, that really resonated with me and caused me to take a big self examination. I learned that he was right and I constantly work on myself to see that I don’t revisit that kind of mentality. Do you se yourself in this?