Did you ever notice that one little sliver on your pinky finger can make your whole body hurt? Despite the fact that every, single other part of your body is healthy and feeling fine, all you can think about is that stupid sliver in your pinky!
I have a tendency to apply the 'pinky-sliver-syndrome' to my emotional life too.
One problem can overshadow every, single, other area of my life. Despite the fact that life is pretty good, I am drowning in blessings, my kids are healthy, my husband is nice, my job is meaningful, my belly is full - all I can think about is that one problem/hurt/trial/annoyance.
My secret cure?
Writing thank you notes.
How can I possibly winge and whine and sulk and mope when my pile of thank you notes is getting bigger and bigger and bigger??
How can I ever feel alone or misunderstood or distressed when I have a MOUNTAIN of notes sitting on my desk, each one representing somebody who loves and cares and prays for me??
I am thankful. My problems are small. And you, Mr. Pinky-Sliver, you are NOT going to ruin my day!