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Nobody trips over mountains. it is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain......unknown

-- Anonymous, August 02, 2001


I don't recall ever hearing this one tren, really nice and isn't it so true!!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Anonymous, August 02, 2001

Good one Tren! Do you think some of us have longer paths or just more pebbles?

-- Anonymous, August 02, 2001

I like that. I do well and stay calm with the big stuff, it's the day to day little stuff that makes me loose my cool. Like the hose getting kinked way back there! I have 4 hoses hooked together. Silly stuff. I'm really aware of my temper, and really trying hard to just not let little things get to me.

I even talk to myself, and say Now now Cindy, take a deep breath. You know when we're alone all day, it's easy to just pitch a fit if we feel like it! But I know if a friend was standing there, I would not be such a big baby sometimes! I have noticed when I am yelling at the stupid hose, the dogs run away and hide. Then I feel bad about that. They did not know I, mama, was yelling at the hose, and not them.

Every day in my kitchen I spill milk, on the floor, on the counters, just little bits, but still. I thought I should start a thread about spilled milk and kinked hoses. Every day I say "No use crying over spilled milk." Just wipe it, bleach it, mop it, whatever, and go outside.

I really have improved, but I still have to catch myself. I think in the Bible it says the person you really are is the way you act when your all alone. Now I admit about 90% of the day I'm happy, chirping along up here, being thankful, but let that hose kink when I'm 100 feet away..........you would roll on the ground laughing at the steam commin outta my ears!

-- Anonymous, August 02, 2001

Really funny Cindy!!! I'm exactly the same way....kirk

-- Anonymous, August 03, 2001

isn't that the truth tren, trouble is i can't even see the pebbles much less avoid them.Time for another trip to the optometrist.

-- Anonymous, August 03, 2001

Yah, Dianne Willow, maybe some of us do have longer paths and more pebbles, or maybe they are just REAl big pebbles, more like stones, and we are walking in the dark!grin TRen

-- Anonymous, August 03, 2001

What a neat quote, trendle. Life is a journey and the problems are like pebbles in your path. My problem sometimes is when paying attention to all the pebbles in the path, I've forgotten to notice the path over the mountain.

When something gets me upset at home, I've seen my three year old son run to his 'sanctuary' (mom's closet). Makes me kind of smile, admit to myself to let it go, and go to him and reassure all is well. He's done wonders for my blood pressure.

-- Anonymous, August 03, 2001

My normal 40-minute commute to work this morning took 1 1/2 hours today due to road construction. I could have used some dynamite for that pebble! :)

-- Anonymous, August 03, 2001

jz, I'm doing a lot of skimming...lots of posts to catch up on. But on first pass I *did* think you had written "time for another visit to the optimist." !!!! sheeesh!

-- Anonymous, August 07, 2001

Sheepish, thanks for the grin. When you think about it, as important as sight is, it's secondary to attitude, I think.

-- Anonymous, August 08, 2001

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