Reframing Frustrations

When you experience loss, it helps bring the important into view. Things that once seemed urgent, I don’t get flustered about. (And they seem to get done more cleanly.)

Lines at the grocery stores are opportunities to spread some cheer.

When my cat vomited on the bed at 5:30 in the morning, I looked forward to sleeping on clean sheets that night since it’s allergy season. I’ll admit, that one took awhile to reframe.

I don’t want to spend my life annoyed at trivia like my daughter sleeping through her alarm or a rude driver.

For trivia, the choices I like are to fix it if possible (put it elsewhere, oil it, repair it, set new boundaries) or reframe it so I remember the good or at least remember it’s not worth the aggravation.

Check to see how frustrated you get with trivia this week.

P.S. I love these ideas on bringing kindness into our communities