Molotov Cocktails and the perspective of time
Updated: Apr 11
This is the key to parenting, to work, to business, to running marathons; telling yourself over and over again "its only a phase".
The problems I have today, are not going to be the problems I have 6 months from now. Then I'll have new problems!
There is a brilliant line in the show "The Good Place" where the dumb character I totally hate (look I've even blocked out his name) says "I'm telling you, Molotov cocktails work. Anytime I had a problem and I threw a Molotov cocktail, boom! Right away, I had a different problem!"
Thank you Jason Mendoza. (Wow. Look, I remembered his name.)
I have this brilliant little gift someone gave me almost 5 years ago. Its a "One Line A Day" journal. Everynight before bed I write one sentence in this journal. The days are stacked on top of each other, so I can look at the page and see what sentence I wrote on that day and on that day for the 4 previous years. This gift has been brilliant. If my house were on fire it would be in the top 5 things I would grab. This little journal is my nightly reminder that whatever I was stressed about a year ago, two years ago, three years ago....I barely even remember now.
So whether its your kid going through a "I want to dye my hair black and only listen to My Chemical Romance" phase, or you're stressing about that event planning disaster at work, or you didn't know how that surprise car repair bill is going to get paid...relax.
This won't be your problem for long.
Soon you won't even remember it.
And if nothing else, get a bottle of booze, stick a cloth in it, lite it and huck it.
Huck it hard.