My computer is acting funny.
The backlight on the flat monitor screen goes dark, making it impossible to continue my work. I’ve had this problem before and a technician took care of it. I suppose I’ll get to that eventually. But if I plug in the computer, all is well again. And so that’s what I do. It may be annoying, but I have gotten used to not using my laptop without plugging it into a wall. It may defeat the purpose of a laptop altogether, but that’s my new normal.
How many times do we put a band-aid on a gash and hope that the problem goes away? How much trouble do we go through to never really address an issue or a problem for the sake of getting by in the moment?
Many times throughout my marriage, I would bury small annoyances because I didn’t want to go through the discomfort of a disagreement. The problem is that those little things pile on top of each other and build into a big thing. I would erupt with a litany of past grievances –simple things that if they were addressed in the moment would be bygones.
It’s helpful sit and take the time to meditate on those small discomforts…or large ones for that matter. Converse with yourself. Dig deep. Then reconcile.
I know it hurts. But if you don’t; trust me…it won’t go away.