Do I Have A Pebble in My Shoe, Or is it a Boulder

Michelle Renee Kidwell
2 min readMay 14, 2022
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I’ve met people who go through great challenges and still stand strong, in situations that would likely bring you to your knees, I got to spend time with a couple of those people today, and it was a blessing, I left feeling refreshed afterwards but their are people who can blow any situation out of proportion, making you wonder how they handle the harder challenges in life, and even for believers perhaps especially for believers we are going to face challenges, but we do have the promise that things will get better in eternity.

As I look back over my mountains of growth and compare them to the molehills where I stagnated, community often made the difference. — Author: Mary E. DeMuth

I get it rough believe me, there are times when we all have so many little things piled on us at once, that it becomes overwhelming but I’ve learned the more we overreact the greater the trouble seems to be, and actually overreacting about every little thing can be detrimental to our health.

So why is it we keep making a mountain out of molehill? And what exactly does that mean?

To exaggerate the importance of something trivial. “a barrister must make mountains out of molehills, to find a point of law where none had previously been known to exist”

Have you ever flipped out over something so trivial, you look back and wonder what you were thinking?

I know I have.

Sometimes we turn the pebble that’s in our shoe, into a boulder.

Something trivial and small we turn into something bigger than we need it to be.

I know people who make everything into something bigger than it is, they have made complaining an art, and I’m not talking about the things that matter, but the little things.

I get it there are times we are so over stressed, we react to everything, one thing piles on top of another, until the weight of it all crushes us. But that’s not what I’m talking about, I’m talking about those who seem to do nothing but complain, everything can be going right and they complain.

Kind of like the boy who called wolf, complaining about every little thing can get you in trouble when you have something to really complain about.

Do you have a pebble in your shoe, or have you turned it into a boulder?

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Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller