I wonder how many pet-peeves can occur today before 9:00. So far I have my alarm going off, the annoying radio station is playing, the obnoxious gossiper in the line at Starbucks, and the awkward coworker has already talked to me.
Perspective: my alarm went off so I wouldn’t be (too) late for work. The annoying radio station could be worse (country). Pray for the gossiper. The awkward coworker might have needed someone friendly to talk to.
Jesus said, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” Being a Christian isn’t always easy, because we’re called to live unselfishly. But when we allow the Holy Spirit to shine through us, this dark world becomes a little brighter.