A month ago I bought a new keyboard. It’s a tragic story, really. In the midst of renovating my home studio I bought a brand new Logitech MX Keys wireless keyboard. You may not be familiar but let me assure you that they are beautiful, responsive, and expensive. It was a true luxury item in my little room.
Why we can’t have nice things.
One day I was sitting there thinking about how much I loved my new keyboard and was concerned I might spill something on it. I grabbed the soda I had next to it and immediately spilled it on the Logi. Yes, it was like all those time travel stories where I created the problem by trying to prevent the problem. I was home alone and screamed out “no” in the most absurdly melodramatic fashion you can imagine; however, this was not me playing to any crowd. It was a genuine brokenhearted cry. 🙂
The adult-that-lives-in-my-head told me “that’s what you get” and I suffered with a sticky keyboard for a while. Then one day the child-who-gets-his-way-that-lives-in-my-head decided that he didn’t care what it cost. He was getting a new keyboard and he did. He ordered it on Amazon. It arrived two days later and I put the box on my desk.
This box sat there for a month. Inside was the delightful new keyboard that was going to make all my wrongs right. It continued in a Schrodinger’s Cat-like state while I continued to use Old Sticky.
The Hook Up
The box and the maybe-keyboard began to mock me. I started to feel bad for not hooking it up. I would yell at myself about being lazy, about wasting money, and about how ridiculous I was. I didn’t want to hook it up because I knew it would take work. There would be troubleshooting. I might have to restart a computer. Somewhere in there I was even trying to convince myself to return it because I still had to pay for my Mt. Dew sins. On and on… my depressed mind just decided it was too much and I was better off in my sticky keyboard world.
Today, I got the keyboard out and hooked it up.
A win is a win.
It’s a small win but it’s still a win. Not everyone is going to celebrate it with me but I’m celebrating it for myself! I did the task I dreaded, the one that seemed impossible (I know its ridiculous, but what’s a little truth between friends?)
I’m writing this in hope that you’ll find a small win today. Feel free to share it with me or keep it to yourself. Just know that God and I are rooting for you and even small wins are worth celebrating. Get out there and get your win.