When my computer breaks I usually just turn it off for 24-36 hours and when I turn it back on it almost always works just fine. This technique doesn't work for everything though... unless you add prayer to it. I've found that prayer and patience is the key to to so many of lifes problems. When someone has done something wrong to me and I totally didn't deserve it, instead of getting really mad back at them I just pray, wait and eventually that person comes and apologizes. When I've lost something and have spent days cleaning and searching and think I'm about to go crazy, I pray, wait, and always find it. Always. When my life seems boring, out of control, busy, or just plain poopy (literally) (seriously) (in 3 years I hope to never ever ever have to wipe another person's bum ever ever again), I just pray, wait it out, and eventually it all works out and joy returns. And don't even get me started on the uses of this technique when it comes to marriage. Yup, I've found this magical fixing technique works for just about anything.
Yesterday I was so mad and frustrated about a problem we were having getting the kids into school that I could barely see straight. I did every thing I could, followed my sister's brilliant advice, even tried begging, had my ear glued to a phone all day, and nothing was working. I was starting to loose my cool. I freaked out a little, then remembered my magical weapon. I said a little prayer, relaxed, went out for ice cream, and went to bed in joyful peace.
Today I got a phone call and, just like that, everything is fine. The kids will start school on time. YIPEE!!!
I'm tellin' ya, pray... then wait. Say it with me, folks, pray... then wait. Try it next time you need a miracle, you will be amazed at the results.