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On Stress

Prepare yourself for a rant.

I had a one night stopover in Spokane for work. On the way, I shunned hot tamales in favor of leftover cinnamon rolls (no high fructose corn syrup, I told myself. Real food, I told myself.) and listened to Mindy Kaling’s “Is everyone hanging out without me?”

I loved it. A great car listen and the part that struck me the most was this statement on stress:

“I do not think stress is a legitimate topic of conversation, in public anyway. No one ever wants to hear how stressed out anyone else is, because most of the time everyone is stressed out. Going on and on in detail about how stressed out I am isn’t conversation. It’ll never lead anywhere. No one is going to say, “Wow, Mindy, you really have it especially bad. I have heard some stories of stress, but this just takes the cake.”

I’ve got some stress. Today it involves my son who cries at every violin practice because he despises it, a major project at work that is 4890 times harder than I anticipated and the fact that updating to iOS 9 means that now I don’t know how to attach photos to my blog posts.

But I don’t take the cake on stress and neither do you so instead let’s start talking about the blessings we have, huh?

Rant over.

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