I once read that a problem avoided is like a dead horse in the living room. It gets to smelling something awful.
Since I tend to avoid conflict at all costs, I now have two dead horses in the living room. Today they must be dealt with.
But, as usual, little voices remind me that all our troubles can serve a good purpose if we learn something from them. As C. S. Lewis wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures…but shouts to us in our pains.”
Our troubles carry a silver lining because they grab our attention when we’re ignoring something important.
One thing for sure, if I don’t learn from my situation, it’s destined to sneak back in my life at a later date. My particular problem has festered way too long and now I’ve got to go see the sheriff!
This too shall pass, and tomorrow I can start doing fun stuff again.