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As a young girl I was fairly dramatic. Actually I was very dramatic. Over reacting to situations was my forte.

It is something that most of us grow out of and for good reason. Over reacting and over dramatizing situations turns mole hills into mountains and non-events into catastrophe’s.

When we learn not to sweat the small stuff, life becomes a lot less stressful.

A very dear niece of mine lost a baby and she shared with me that after that experience, everything seemed like small stuff. Her entertainment of others nonsense and drama became less, for when you have been through something that big, everything else seems small.

Recently when I was over-reacting to a situation as I still sometimes do, a friend sent me a message that asked “But did you die?” A good question to ask yourself when you or another are creating a drama.

The question is really; how important is this event or situation in the greater scheme of things, and how important will this be a year from now or 10 years from now.

When our intention is to create harmony and peace, to look for the good, and focus on the positive we find that less drama happens in our lives because we decide how we choose to react to situations.

When we choose positive outcomes we ensure we do not escalate the problem but actually form part of the solution by keeping our calm perspective. Then we are not only in control of our reactions but to a certain extent the outcome as well.

I have learned not to sweat the small stuff, for in the greater scheme of things it’s all small stuff and nothing is more important to me than creating harmony, joy and peace for myself and those around me.