“He wiped his face with his handkerchief, for he was quite warm from the exertion of being Chairman of the World. It had taken more running and leaping and sliding than he had imagined.” (from Stuart Little by E.B. White)
I have loved this quote since the first moment I read it. It is one of the quotes that made me want to share children’s book quotes with adults. How often do we add undue stress to our lives because we are trying to be Chairman (or Chairwoman) of the World? We try to control our husbands, children, employers, employees, elected officials, fellow church members, pastors, neighborhoods, and even strangers! We walk around passing judgement on everything and everyone we see because we think our way is the only right way. And then we wonder why we are tired! You will grow quite warm from the exertion of being Chairman of the World. Just give it up. Be Chairman of Yourself instead.