Those Pesky Irritations
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”– Maya Angelou
So I thought I would share this with you. I am by nature quite an untidy person, where as my husband is rather tidy to say the least. For the most part we are a bit like Jack Sprat and his wife, but every now and again it becomes a nuisance. For example, my colonel (as I fondly refer to him), has a penchant for organising my spice cupboard by his own reasoning, which to all intents and purposes is logical, the big pots at the back and the smallest at the front. Right?
Now, I tend to buy large pots of those spices and herbs that I use most often, but when I am in a hurry, I want to be able to reach for them, without having to reach over or indeed knocking over the others. This happens a lot in my house and I end up cursing and not feeling grateful, and mostly I will step over it as not important and ignore it as a mild irritation. Oh it doesn’t matter I say and to be honest, in the grand scheme of life it doesn’t, but when this happened yesterday after I had finished cooking and served the dinner, I had the thought that seeing as its is reaching for my curry powder that seems to be causing much of the irritation I am going to store it the same way as I do salt and pepper, in a large container to the side of the cooker outside of the cupboard. It was a mini ah ha moment!
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the day to day spin of whatever our lives are, that we don’t take care of these pesky little irritations and while individually they may not mean anything, if you have several of these irritations going on, or indeed you are in a situation that you are not happy with, then its time to start getting creative with how you deal with them otherwise they begin to affect how you feel and ultimately your well being. Not everything matters, but if it matters to you it matters.