How big is it really?
Whether a problem or a project, is it as big as you think?
In the middle of the night, something was making a ruckus on my roof. It sounded really big. My first thought was a bear, but we don’t have bears here. I got up, turned on lights, opened the window and yelled. Whatever it was, didn’t mind me. I mustered up my courage and went outside with a flashlight. This BIG thing was a baby raccoon fooling around on an upper-level gutter. I tried to chase him away by throwing balls; I have an awful aim! He eventually left when I returned inside.
Is there something that seems really big in your life?
Maybe it’s not so big. Go ask questions and learn a little more about it. Or, talk it through with someone.
A problem held inside grows; a problem shared diminishes.
If it is really big, chunk it down in smaller pieces!
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