Thursday, May 22, 2008

Let the Small Things Slide

I took the babies to Ruston in April to have their portrait made at Barnes and thought this picture turned out great(so my mom scanned it and sent it to me...copyright violation I know but I don't plan on printing the picture, just wanted to post it on my blog!). It also made me think about how often I need to "let the small things slide" in relation to how MUCH we have to be thankful for! That brings me to my story:
Matt was about to drop me off at the airport in San Diego when we got into an argument. Not a big one, but when you have a 3.5 hour flight to ponder over what was said, we all have a tendency to make a mountain out of a molehill. I talked to Elizabeth(very good friend) while I waited for my next flight and ranted for a bit(we are each other's ranting partners:)) when I realized how irrelevant and immature I sounded-I really am about to get to the point-PATIENCE. So I went to the snack shop and decided to buy a book. God SO led me there and as I was looking for a book, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, stood out and I picked it up and went to the check out counter. I had seen his story on Dateline and he is dying of pancreatic cancer and has 10 tumors in his liver. He has 3 young children and a wife. If you need a GOOD read, please get that book. Oh how it puts everything in perspective. The book is a life lesson on how he has tried to live his. What a great reminder (the book is) on how we need to count our blessings and "let the small things slide".


Lora said...

SUCH a CUTE Picture!