Thursday, August 7, 2014

Swatting at nothing...

Here I sit,  trying to work on my computer...

A tiny tiny head-of-a pin sized gnat is flying around in front of my screen. He actually doesn't fly, not in a direct easy to hit line, this one jumps around erratically.

Have you ever tried to GET one of those things??

I have swatted... fast, I have clapped my hands thinking I was trapping it in the middle... and as if to mock me, it flies around right in front of where I just clapped!

It just flew by again and landed on my nose. That does it!

Now I'm stopping everything, on high alert... I dare it to come by again.

I am sitting as still as a statue, going to fool him this time. 

He knows.

He is nowhere to be found.

Maybe I got him during one of those claps.

He isn't here anymore... 

Now I'm getting back to work.

It does make me wonder though, if his sisters and brothers are lurking.

It's now about 5 hours later, I'm back... and he just flew by! I KNOW it was him,  I recognize his flight pattern.

The moral of this story...

Don't just swat at those pesky little irritating habits that buzz around and distract your attention... deal with them decisively, or they will be back, maybe even bringing their sisters and brothers...

11 comments:

Debbie said...

Amen to this one! I had a particular gnat buzzing by me for a while now, and I finally just dealt with it two days ago. It was so easy to do, too. Why do I so often let them buzz?

Vee said...

Those minor annoyances can certainly add up to major ones if we allow them to compound. Good lesson here.

Farm Girl said...

Profound thoughts and just what I needed to hear today.

Debbie said...

You always come up with such GOOD analogies, and this was another one. Yes, the "little" things can add up soo much sometimes. Better to squash them when they are still small. Always love visiting here. Enjoy your week-end!

GretchenJoanna said...

That is exactly what I want to do to gnats - deal with them decisively. But how does one do that?

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear friend Sonja, it has been a while since I was here. It is true that we sometimes take those seemingly harmless yet annoying habits for granted, and decide to ignore them. But over time, they do come back with their brothers and sisters, and it is harder to deal with them. Your words are always wise, yet simple and easy to digest. Loved my visit with you here today. Love, Lidia

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AHHHHHAAAAA! YES YES YES! Well said and well illustrated today dearest Sonja! It's those "little" things that we think we have power over with the occasional swipe of the hand that really are bigger problems than first thought. They just keep coming back and unless we get a bigger swatter and ATTACK, they aren't going away. WELL DONE!

And thank you sweet sista, for coming to dance with me on the ballroom floor of the American Swedish Institute's fabulous mansion!

Debbie Petras said...

What a good lesson from an annoying gnat! I think he came to visit me as he shows up from time to time to remind he's still around here too. :) I love your lessons. I love you.

Love,
Debbie

Sassy Granny ... said...

Forever etched in my mind's eye is a vision of you sitting stock still while pesky gnats lurk in the shadows, laughing.

I so get your point! The biggest troubles in my life are "big" at all. They're those little foxes that threaten my resolve.

Wait ... I think a gnat just zig-zagged by me ...

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

In the car or while out for a walk - that's where I notice those gnats. Perhaps a lesson in "going"? Swatting alongside~elaine

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I am laughing, to cover up the kick this gave in my bottom! Glad my bottom is so padded. As always, you got me swatting instead of dealing with it.
Great post! Your gift of writing is so enjoyed.