Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Parable of the Bobby Pins

Last year, I discovered bobby pins from Sally's Beauty Supply. These are no ordinary bobby pins. They hold your hair like no other. I now refuse to use any other bobby pins.

If I were awesome, and organized, I would have thrown out all my other substandard bobby pins when I discovered the awesome ones. But I am neither awesome, nor organized.

I keep all of my bobby pins, awesome and non-awesome, in a little makeup bag on my bathroom counter. It was such a pain to dig through and find awesome bobby pins in between all of the non-awesome bobby pins, But who wants to take the time to sort through bobby pins? Boring.

Then one day it hit me. I don't have to sort through all of the bobby pins at one time. When I pull out a substandard bobby pin, I could throw it away right then and there. Putting substandard bobby pins back into my bag was ridiculous and a waste of time.

It only took a couple of weeks for all of my substandard bobby pins to finally be thrown away. How easy was that? Why didn't I think of it before?

Then I thought, this can be a bigger life lesson. If there things that are bothering us, we don't have to fix it all at once. We can slowly take out the 'substandard bobby pins' in our lives one at a time and with very little trouble. Before we know it will be substandard bobby pin free. We don't need to keep putting metaphorical substandard bobby pins back into our metaphorical makeup bag.

And that is my deep thought for the day.