Tool For Tuesday: How Important Is It?

My friend, Joelle, told me she had an Ah-ha moment the other day relating to today’s Tool for Tuesday: How Important Is it?

Her husband, Tyler, was making coffee for both of them when he opened a second pint of creamer – even though there was already one open in the refrigerator.

“He will NEVER check to see if there is another creamer already open, he’s ALWAYS going to grab the first one he can get his hands on!” Joelle told me.   “But then I had that ah-hah moment and thought: It’s okay…who cares??!!!!  It’s not worth getting upset over!”

Before then, Joelle said that she would tell herself that it was okay when he opened a second creamer – but it still bothered her.  This time, she said that it didn’t rattle her. Instead, it dawned on her that she was very lucky. “My husband loves me enough to make me a cup of coffee,” she said.

I love those ah-hah moments, when the coin drops in the slot and something new clicks in our brain. Because really, how important is it?

Shoes scattered in the hall, a driver cutting ahead of you, a pile from your neighbor’s dog right on your front lawn, two open pints of creamer…How important is it? Not enough to give away our peace of mind.

Speaking of coffee…the winner of the Starbucks Pound of Ground Coffee is Kate Stewart! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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3 Responses to Tool For Tuesday: How Important Is It?

  1. Yes Diana,
    It’s most important to prioritise what is really important to you in Life & spend time on those rather than wasting time & energy on ‘lesser matters’
    be good to yourself

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ya mean I didn’t win the coffee? Who cares!

  3. Christine says:

    Hello! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations! Thank you for your contributions to the Blogosphere! Keep up the great work! You can follow this link, for the rules regarding this award!

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