Lots of folks are all shook up about the little earthquake we had yesterday. The news went crazy, front page of papers today, everyone Tweeting, Facebooking, calling each other about it.
Yeah, it was news, but if you talk to friends in California who experience these things all the time they’ll laugh at what a lot of folks on this coast thought was a big deal. I know that there was some light damage, but the effect was based more on the uniqueness of an earthquake on the East Coast than anything else.
It’s easy for our attention to be called away by something minor just because it’s different; we’ll pay a lot of attention to it and worry it like a cat with a dead mouse.
But, the overall impact on our lives is miniscule.
To paraphrase Michael Douglas in one of my favorite movies, The American President, “We have serious things going on in our lives and we need serious focus to face them.”
Take a moment to appreciate the power of yesterday’s event and then get focused again.
What little thing…what…itty…bitty…thing…are you spending waaaaaaay too much time focusing on?