One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above little things. John Burroughs

Not too long ago, my electric garage door stopped working. The repair company found more parts broken than I even knew a garage door had. Springs, pulleys, and pole needed replacement and rails needed adjustment, all for a significant amount of financial exchange. It worked perfectly for a few months—then it didn’t. I’d press the remote only to have the door go up about a foot and come to a dead halt. I’d have to get out of the car, go inside, and press the opener on the wall to make it work. I did this for about a year because I’d lost the repair receipt and couldn’t call the company and complain. Finally I called another company.

This repairman took a look and said the springs from the first company were technically correct, but because my door was heavier than most it needed larger ones. I was beginning to feel like it was a bait and switch and went into the house to take a breather from my rising frustration. But then the technician discovered that actually his company had done the original work almost twelve months prior and he would replace the springs for free.

For almost a year I had put up with inconvenience and hassle because of small thinking on my part. This is the kind of thinking that creates issues in life. You avoid what’s before you as it becomes ever bigger in consciousness. Then when finally you deal with it, you find the monster wasn’t so big after all. It was only your petty thinking that blew it out of proportion.

Spiritual Contemplation: Where in your life do you have a petty annoyance you keep putting off? Wouldn’t you get a good laugh at yourself if you found out it wasn’t that big of a deal? Why don’t you go find out and make that call to the repair person today?

Affirmation: I now put my annoyances behind me!