Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk

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I’m sure that we have all heard the expression “don’t cry over spilled milk” and if you haven’t, I’ll break it down for you. It means that there is no changing what is done and crying over it serves no purpose. But what do you do when you literally spill milk… like a lot of it…in your purse. Yep, that’s what happened to me Saturday night. I was going in the house and I put my thermos in my purse without remembering to completely close the top. I took my shower, relaxed a little, went to get my chap-stick out of my purse and noticed milk had spilled all inside of my purse. I was instantly upset because it was a lot of milk, like I could swoosh it around in my purse. As I was cleaning up the milk, I kind of giggled a bit because I thought, “this is a funny take on don’t cry over spilled milk.” There was nothing I could do but clean the milk up and go about my night. There was no need to get even more upset, no need to cry, no need to worry over it. The milk had already spilled and I couldn’t take it back.

The verse Matthew 6:27 came to my mind, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” The answer is no. Verses 25-34 all focus on worry and why we shouldn’t worry. I encourage you all to read those verses and think on them. I did some research and February 11th is actually National Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day. The day is observed to think positive. It’s a day for looking on the bright side of things and to carry that with you every day. They mentioned to not worry or stress over the little things. After all, life is too short to let the little things bother us and the verse above tells us that worrying will not benefit us. I’m here to encourage you all to keep going, don’t cry over spilled milk whatever your “spilled milk is;” whether you literally spilled milk, had a bad day, or made a bad grade on a test. Wipe your milk up, put a smile on your face, and keep going.

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