We all have our tipping points, that one little issue that puts us over an edge. Ironically it usually isn’t a big problem. The “Last Straw” is usually a minor annoyance or for me today it was not being able to find buttermilk.
After a morning of working on my business finances, finding out no matter how many times or ways you look at 1+1 you can never get it to =3! Then I reviewed my calendar for the next three to five months with too many commitments and not enough hours. I was anxious but still relatively sane.
It was the trip to the grocery store for buttermilk that tipped me over the preverbal edge… I went to three different places before I could find buttermilk. With each failed attempt I could feel my angst increase.
Thankfully I didn’t go postal, I went home meditated and then hit the gym and ran on the treadmill for thirty minutes. The mental and physical break allowed me to regain perspective. By working on things I could control, I regained a better perspective on the things I couldn’t.
It all comes down to perspective and when mine gets out of focus, I run, not away from but to – Peace, Joy, and Balance…
FYI the buttermilk is for a chocolate cake!