“Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you ever have those times when little things seem to go wrong all at once? This past weekend, my refrigerator broke down, my Internet stopped working, and my car needed work. And with so much going on, I needed everything to work and I needed to get tasks on my to-do list done. I didn’t need to add to the list, and I certainly hadn’t planned on dealing with all these snafus.
Life changes moment-to-moment, and days don’t always go as planned. We can create good days, bad days, and everything in between.
Sure, things went wrong but maybe something wrong isn’t so bad. When I switch on my superpower, I see opportunities instead of obstacles.
I’m grateful I don’t need to get a new refrigerator—it just needs a new part (or two). With my Internet down for half the weekend, I spent more time reading and writing. And I found a service center right near my home to take my car in to. I have a great car guy but his shop is far and it’s not always convenient to go there. My time crunch forced me to find more resources. Always good to know I have a service center close by in a pinch.
When I am grateful for what I do have and the things that have gone right instead of dwelling on what I don’t have and what has gone wrong, I can see clearly through the clouds. And that makes for a bright, sunny day.
Make it a bright, sunny week!