Please don’t make a mess! This was my caution to Kid #2 one evening, as he began to take puzzle pieces out of their box and spread them out on the living room floor – which was already a bit too cluttered with toys. And no, he wasn’t trying to put the pieces together to form a clear picture; he was planning to play one of his many pretend games with them. For all I knew, those pieces may have represented rockets, cars, firemen, some of his friends from school, or a gazillion other possibilities.
Well I’d had a long day and I was dreading the mess I’d have to clean up, and somehow I wasn’t comforted or convinced by his promise of “I won’t make a mess.”
In any case I went to bed and left the kids out in the living room with hubby. Imagine my surprise when I woke up the next morning and found that Kid #2 had actually put all the puzzle pieces back in the box! (Yes, I actually asked around the house and confirmed that it was him, and not some elf that had done it overnight )
So it turns out that one way to solve problems is to do nothing at all, and let the problem solve itself. How about you? What situations in your life have you needlessly stressed yourself over, and somehow it fixed itself without your assistance? Or what situation are you concerned about right now, that you think it might be a good idea to stop worrying about it and let it work itself out? Why not share with us?