I thought I would take two weeks off, but I already had a post scheduled for yesterday morning. So I am going to keep on posting and quit my two week vacation. However, don't be surprised if you read a few repeats . . . I may post some of my favorites during the next two weeks. As you may know or have realized I post about random things on Tuesdays. This past Saturday we had a birthday party for our son Teddy. I rented the place four months ago. About six weeks before the party I sent out an evite with all the usual information for a party. BUT, I put the wrong times for the party. I wrote the party ended at the 4:30, but really I only had the venue rented until 4:00. When I first figured it out I was frantic. "Should I send out a message to all the guests and let them know the party is ending 30 minutes early?" "Should I try and rent the party venue 30 minutes longer?" And then I thought . . . who cares. I didn't send out a message, I didn't rent the venue longer I just let it slide. It was such an enlightening little moment for me.
I don't have to have things perfect, but I like when things are pretty darn close. And this 30 minute mistake was no exception. But when I thought about the big picture, I thought this really won't make a huge difference for anyone. Of course, the parents who were dropping their kids off I told them about the mistake and offered to bring their kids home for them. Other than that I had a good laugh with a friend at the party about it. She has had some major changes in her life (not good ones) and she said she has let a lot go lately and it has been the most stress-reducing discovery for her.
You always hear it and I have to say it was very true for me on Saturday . . . DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!