Is This The Hill You Are Willing To Die On?

This is not my typical post but I really wanted to share some of my thoughts this week. This is the first time I have done a post like this so here goes…

Lately it seems that there is a lot of negativity going around over pretty minor issues when you look at the grand scheme. I had been feeling pretty down and being negative myself. I was pretty bummed I could not join some of my bffs up at Purdue homecoming this past weekend and I cannot come up for another bff’s baby shower this coming weekend. (and she is having twin boys!! I am so excited for her!) Once you are far enough away that its no longer doable in a car for a few hours, it becomes much more pricey and difficult to arrange for little trips like those. 😦 And on top of a few more complaints I will not go into, I have gotten soooo bored of the hot and humid Tampa weather. I miss fall. It is such a pretty season. Those perfect football weather days where it is 54 degrees and sunny, and you get to wear jeans and comfy hoodies, and not to be forgotten, cute boots! I miss those days.

Then I read this in the news…

Joey is at Peace

After I wiped away the tears, all I could think was what I would do in that situation. Would I be able to feel at peace? It has to be one of the worst situations I can possibly imagine. How would I be able to say goodbye to my husband and son? How could I feel at peace knowing I would miss watching my son grow into a man? Joey has to be one of the strongest people ever! Those things that seemed so terrible before really aren’t that bad now. Maybe the weather is boring and hot, but at least I get to spend everyday with my husband and son. Instead of complaining I am going to continue make the most out of everyday and be positive.

My mom likes to say “Is this the hill you are willing to die on?” We use it to refer to things like fighting over a shirt or leaving the toilet seat up. Usually, you look at your little problem and realize it is not worth the battle. It is just a minor annoyance. I think more people need to look at life that way. I saw that some people are upset about Starbucks cups and others are upset that the first people are upset. REALLY?? I doubt a cup is going to make a difference one way or the other. Other people are upset about seemingly more major issues, but if you were in Joey’s situation, wouldn’t you want to have that time you wasted worrying and complaining back? Wouldn’t you just want to cuddle with your baby? Maybe instead of worrying if a red cup is taking the CHRIST out of Christmas, you should pay for the next person’s coffee instead. They may really need it. Maybe instead of worrying about the people worrying about the cups, you should go donate to people who really need it.  Maybe instead of complaining about your job, you realize you are very thankful that you have one no matter how much it seems like purgatory. And if it comes down to it, ask yourself, “Is this red cup the hill I am willing to die on?”

I know I have a lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving season and I am going to work on being more positive and spreading happiness instead of negativity. 🙂 I hope I have inspired at least one other person to spread positivity! 🙂 Until next week, XOXO.

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