The air in central Texas is filled with Plecia Nearctica.
Ever heard of a “lovebug?” The one I’m talking about is the furthest thing from romantic.
Although they don’t bite or sting, they are more of a nuisance than words can describe. Even after all the cars and trucks on the road take out millions – there are still millions more! Drivers must frequently wash their windshield just to be able to see and I’m reminded of the great line from Mary Chapin Carpenter’s song:
“Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.”
Is this not the MOST descriptive metaphor that everyone can relate to?! At some point in our lives we’ve all had that thought…ok, maybe not in those exact words but I’m sure you get the point.
I hope you’ve got solid techniques and tools in place to help you gracefully move forward during those difficult times. Keeping perspective and a sense of humor is vital, as are some tried and true practices on which you can rely.
Here are reminders of three simple actions you can take to maintain perspective when you are in a “lovebug on the windshield” season:
I hope you find these tips helpful. As always, I love hearing your thoughts and feedback.