Most problems we perceive in our lives are easy to fix. We just don’t want to or are too lazy to fix them.

Tonight as I was reading books to my son at bedtime, his lamp was, yet again, buzzing. The light has a dimmer adapter that has been on the fritz for a few weeks, and it emits an annoying noise and even causes the light to flicker a bit. There have been nights when I’ve literally wanted to throw the lamp across the room, but yet here I was, weeks later having done nothing about it. When it got going this evening, my 2.75 year old son said, “Broken?”, to which I responded, “Yes.” He looked at me and matter-of-factly said, “Fix it.” With those two wise words spoken by my toddler, I felt as though I had been hit by a moment of clarity. It really is that simple and easy; just fix it. As I thought about it, there were several things in my life that needed to be fixed, both literally and figuratively.

It doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Just consider how many things do you have lingering on a to-do list or rattling around in your head as you make your way throughout your day that need to be fixed? Everything from minor annoyances to major relationship issues may seem overwhelming but upon further inspection can be quickly and easily fixed. So don’t wait, fix it today.

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