Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bothered by Interruptions? It's a Matter of Attitude.

"Interruptions can be viewed

as sources of irritation or opportunities for service,

as moments lost or experience gained,

as time wasted or horizons widened.

They can annoy us or enrich us,

get under our skin or give us a shot in the arm.

Monopolize our minutes or spice our schedules,

Depending on our attitude toward them."

William Arthur Ward


Cheryl Barker said...

Great quote. When I have trouble dealing with interruptions -- which is pretty much all the time :) -- I try to remind myself that my times are in God's hands. I may still get frustrated, but it helps me accept things and go on.

Robbie Iobst said...

Great way to look at Cheryl. This is not an area in which I excel. :0) My times are in God's hands. I like that. :0)

Denise Miller Holmes said...

"Interruptions are a scourge, and they must be stamped out!"--William H. Hastings, Director of Services, US Department of Interruption Control

I'm not sure which quote is more true, but I like yours because it teaches patience. :D

Jim Marr said...


Wow, I have to pray about "interruptions" each day. I do pray that God will give me the same level of grace for the 10th interruption as He did for the first. I want to be able to exhibit the patience of Christ in all situations.