I hope your day began better than mine did: my lovely car made the decision it wasn’t going to start for me. However, I was still able to salvage the morning and complete my Saturday errands thanks to some assistance from my significant other. And this experience made me contemplate the importance of being flexible, of making preverbal lemonade when life gives you lemons.
Now, was I upset when my plans were thwarted? Yes, of course, I was a little upset, but I quickly made a choice to take a different approach. The result was that I completed the tasks I needed to accomplish, we were able to spend some extra time together (she purchased me a BIG cookie!), and I didn’t destroy the day by getting angry.
Therefore, tonight, when I’m sipping on some wine and eating crab cakes for dinner, I’ll be sure to thank God and my special lady for helping me to salvage what could have been a horrific start to my weekend.
So, here is my advice to you. The next time something occurs in your life that would typically make you want to explode, take a deep breath, continue with your plans by taking a different path, and enjoy the rest of your day. Life is too short for anything else.
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