Stuck. Irritated. That describes a lot of things but today it is a condition that I find myself in.
I had a lovely salad for lunch filled with kale and cabbage and brussels sprouts and other lovely items. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Until an hour later.
I had a small piece of cabbage or something stuck between two of my bottom molars. I knew exactly what had happened and it was driving me nuts until the little flosser came to the rescue.
A tiny little piece of food caused me great anxiety and pain until it was removed and once it was gone life was wonderful again.
I think there is a lesson there. About getting stuck. So often I get stuck in a mood, stuck on a bad idea, stuck on feeling angry and upset about something and I neglect to take the right action to right the situation. Those situations can wear me down and zap me of my joy. What if I just used one of those flossers to eradicate all of that from my life?
My multi purpose “flosser” would have to be able to smooth troubled waters, repair rifts, turn a blind eye, see beyond the problem and soothe hurt feelings. It would be able to see beyond the surface, delve into what the real issue was and provide a positive action and solution. It would be a tool of love and acceptance. It would have healing capabilities.
So the next time I get something pesky caught in between those molars I am going to be thankful for the irritation because I have the tool to use to do something about it. I will also be grateful that most of the irritations in my life are small ones that can be overlooked. What about you? Don’t forget to Comment for a Cause for Friends of DuPont Forest. Read more about that by clicking here.
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Wonderful. Great lesson here about being stuck and how some tender, loving care can generally take care of most situations. Isn’t it great how such a small and seemingly unimportant event can yield such greater lessons and insights? Thanks for sharing. Important words here, and your message resonates.
Glad you liked it, Renee. Yes—I see lessons is some of the weirdest things sometimes but this time inspiration hit and I decided it was a blog post in the making. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Cute post! I keep those little “Gum Soft Picks” in my purse, in the glove compartments of our vehicles, in my desk drawer for just those times. And you’re right: if only life’s problems were as easy to fix!
Isn’t it interesting how something so small can become the only thing we think about until it gets addressed? Just like all those small irritations in life. Trying to ignore them just makes them seem bigger. The right tools can make all the difference.
So- you shoulda had the French fries and skipped the cabbage. Happy Monday- and now I will always think of you when I floss my teeth!
Something to think about, thank you. I love it how life comes up with situations to make us think how to handle other things.
Isn’t this part of the human experience so much fun? The thing is so much of these kinds of things are trivial in nature.
If only there existed a giant flosser that could be used in politics to eliminate certain things.
Just reading this as I’m returning from the dentist with a little travel size floss I plan to stick in my work bag for times like these;)
Don’t you just love it when something so everyday normal suddenly gives you food for thought and a lesson for life? It’s true we need to keep the solutions to those irritating things handy. That’s why I keep my Bible in my “tool kit.” 🙂
YES! I always see lessons in “things”. Thank you, God!