Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
Despite my struggles with emotional moderation, I do pretty well with tranquility, by Ben's definition.
Trifles and common or unavoidable accidents don't ruffle my feathers.
If we let little things rob us of our composure, we will have very few peaceful moments in life. Something or another is always going slightly wrong.
Moms get a lot of practice in this virtue. Today my daughter got green paint all over the card table and on the light switch in the bathroom as she tried to wash her hands. No big deal.
The engine light is on in our van. Fixing the ECR valve will cost money. That's the way it goes! No point in fretting--cars will have problems.
A stranger is rude to me in traffic. Oh well. I can choose to get bent out of shape, or I can choose to remain tranquil because his action really has nothing to do with me.
Have you recently maintained your tranquility in the face of unexpected setbacks or annoyances?