I know. Odd title, right? Well, here’s the story.
Carrie and I were watching Captain America and my son was jumping on the couch, which then caused a pillow to fall on the floor. I instructed him to pick up the pillow and place it on the couch. In all his toddlerness, he refused to do so. Crying, screaming, falling to the floor as if I had just insulted him to highest degree. He even picked up the pillow, walked to the couch, and dropped it on the floor. At this point, Carrie laughingly stated, “All you have to do is put the pillow on the couch.” Then I began laughing at the sheer ridiculousness of the situation, and how much harder Gabe was making it on himself. After he finally put the pillow on the couch, we went back to watching Captain America and everything was peaceful.
How often do we make things on ourselves much harder than needed? All because we simply don’t want to do them? Here are a few of my “pillows”-
- Cooking (Paul usually cooks, or else we would eat out every day.)
- Getting the oil changed.
- Blogging (I am getting better!)
- Managing money.
What about you? What are you making hard on yourself? My best advice is just put the pillow on the couch.