Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Just what I needed!

Day 8: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

I had no idea what to write for this particular prompt. I’ve given and received a LOT of advice in my lifetime (haven’t we all??), and I just couldn’t find the right thing to settle on. As I was sitting at my desk this morning, pondering this blog post and discussing a Major Life Event with a co-worker, she offered just the wisdom I needed, and I knew I had to share it:

“If you’re already traveling to Europe, 
just pay the hotel to do your laundry.”

Sometimes it’s just better to let go of the tiny details – if you’re going all the way to Europe, and paying the money to take a big trip, maybe it’s better to just pay the hotel to do your laundry: don’t waste the time and the effort to do something so mundane. Let someone else do it, and enjoy your adventure. If sometime tiny is going to cause you heartache and stress, just let it go – stick to the major details, and everything else will fall into place.

Is this the deepest advice I've ever received? No. Is it the best advice I've ever gotten? Probably not. Was it just what I needed to hear this morning? Absolutely. And so I'm passing it along to you.

1 comment :

elizabeth @ chronic venture said...

A GREAT piece of advice. don't sweat the small stuff!