From the Editor's Computer
You never realize how much you depend on something until it is no longer there, or no longer the way it used to be.
Over two weeks ago, I almost ripped my thumb nail off. A minor inconvenience that I figured would heal and life would go back to normal. Fine in theory, but it was my ‘left’ thumb nail, and I’m left-handed. I never realized how much I use that thumb, and its nail, in my everyday routine, until suddenly I was without thumb usage. While I am fairly adept at changing hand usage at whim, I still found it difficult to do some things with my right hand, that are usually a breeze with my left.
It is amazing how the ‘little things’ of life have the greatest impact on our daily lives. It is not the big events that we notice quite as much as the little things when something goes wrong. Habits and routines can be disrupted by something as small as a sore thumb, just as easily as something major like a terminal illness. We can let the ‘little things’ get to us, or we can rise above them.