That line from the old TV show "Mission Impossible" (don't know if it was in the movie) came to mind at yesterday's Gospel. You know, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must...take up his cross daily and follow me." Every cross that presents itself (daily!) is like that proposal: Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it. Instead of just being a hurdle you need to break past somehow in order to get to the mission of the day, taking it on becomes the "mission." Everything else is icing on the cake.
I think this is going to really help me deal with my daily cross.