Dean Koontz, best-selling author, offers the following practice….
Bunny slippers remind me of who I am. You can’t get a swelled head if you wear bunny slippers. You can’t lose your perspective or start acting like a star or a rich lady if you keep on wearing bunny slippers. Besides, bunny slippers give me confidence because they’re so jaunty.
I read this quote and smiled. I thought of all the times I take myself so seriously. Our lives are really quite insignificant, as are our problems, frustrations, opinions, talents, and even so-called achievements and accomplishments. If true fame and significance is your goal, are you really going to be fulfilled? In the light of the size of the universe (do a little research on that one), and in the light of eternity, and in light of the sheer mass of humanity, how meaningful and significant are we?
With that perspective in mind, don’t get depressed! Put a grin on your face, choose to be youthful in your feelings and attitudes, and go for it!!! Choose an outrageous, crazy project or pursuit. It doesn’t REALLY matter anyway. This perspective frees you to lighten up and go for something really big – relatively speaking – realizing it’s not that big anyway. And who cares what someone else thinks of your project or plan? Don’t stress over it, just think WHY NOT and do it!!
In my little world of understanding and values, there are only two things that matter. God’s glory and relationships. Everything else is temporary and passing. So I strive to link my brief and passing actions of the day to that greater purpose and meaning.
Put on your bunny slippers and think about that!!