Sometimes, apparently, I have to bang my head against a brick wall for a long time – a long, long time – before the solution appears.

/if you haven’t already picked up on it, the tone for this blog post is snark..dripping snark/

Sigh.

Maybe I should replace “sometimes” with “all too often.”

And let’s talk about how sometimes – ehem, all to often – it seems the solution is so, so simple.
In fact, the longer I bang, the more simple the solution is…

Maybe I should start praying about that.

Lord, help me not waste time and energy banging my head. Instead, please lead me to the simple solutions quickly. 

There.
New prayer.
Totally heartfelt.

Because, ah, there’s only so much pain I can endure.

And it’s often in these moments I am totally expending too much energy – energy that bleeds out to an inevitable, painful outcome.

Lord, I need those simple solutions to be jumping up and down, waving their hands, shouting, “Pick me! Pick me!”

Can I ask for that?
To miss out on the absurd pain, even though I am a thick-headed, stubborn woman?

Well, I just did.
So there.

In fact, let me be more specific while I’m at it…

Lord, if those simple solutions could just take the initiative to run me over, to bonk me over the head — playfully, mind you, there’s been enough pain — to pop up with morning/afternoon/evening coffee, in the shower, when I’m sending up thanks, when I’m breathing – like, ALL THE TIME – that would be awesome, and much appreciated. 

Amen.

Today’s simple solution (that should have been in place ages and ages ago) is this Jelly Comb wireless mouse.

Because my hands hurt from navigating the touchpad and clicking, a million times over, for client work. Because my hands hurt, pretty much all the time, whether I’m navigating a touchpad and clicking, or not.

And, I am already in love.
Like mad, passionate love for this little device.

And it should have been a no-brainer.
But apparently, I needed to beat my head against the wall first…for a long time.

I’m hoping that will change ’round these parts; that I will, in fact, be a woman inspired by simple solutions.

Whatever it is for you, I hope that you’ll stop beating your head against the wall and ask for/find the simple solutions you need to improve your life and impact.

Amen.