Many years ago, when my son was younger, he played baseball on a team in our local community. One particular game we heard an umpire bark something at us that has changed my life!
I will attempt to paint the scenario!
Our team (comprised of many beginner level players) won very few games. Our coaches (my husband included) felt as though every child deserved a chance to play. This, to some of the better players, was unheard of because they wanted to win. Or, at the very least, win ONE game.
We were not playing well against this team and to say we were losing is clearly an understatement. It was bad!
At one point during this game there was a discrepancy of a call by the umpire. Parents were in an uproar! Voices were loud. Disagreement was rampant.
It was during this moment that the umpire stated loudly and repeatedly, “It don’t matter!”
It don’t matter.
What!? At the moment it did matter! It was a bad call and clearly he didn’t understand! There was a lot of frustration involved here!
Now, looking back, 10 plus years later, guess what… it didn’t matter! I have almost forgotten about that day and that bad call! It has never affected the character of my child. My life was not impacted in any major way. It was just a silly baseball game that really didn’t matter!
What are you worrying and stressing about today that doesn’t matter? What are you worrying and stressing about today that has no impact on your future? Live in the moment – stay with today – because the majority of the things you are worrying about and tossing around in your head… guess what…
It Don’t Matter!