It was my birthday yesterday.
This was my first birthday away from home, alone.
I didn’t have any plans for the day. But life did.
At 2am, I dropped my phone, and it broke.
That was it.
I kept staring at the huge black patch on the screen and started tearing up.
Berating myself and losing sleep.
At 5:30am, I called my dad,
“I broke my phone screen.”
My dad laughed.
“Why are you losing sleep over a problem that can be solved with money? Get it fixed tomorrow, or buy a new phone.”
I was so, so surprised.
No second thoughts?
“Just sleep now. Go to the store in the morning,” said my parents.
In a few minutes, I slept. Peacefully.
Later that day, I bought a new phone.
I learnt a very important lesson on my birthday: some things are just not worth stressing over.
Of course, I value what I have. And I am very fortunate to have what I have.
Yet, accidents happen.
What do you think is not worth losing sleep over?
P.S. Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.
~ P. T. Barnum