Life's Moments

When Things Change, Are You Able To See The Brighter Side?

September 11, 2019

Things in life are going to happen that are out of our control. Disappointment pops up because your schedule gets turned around. Instead of complaining and looking at it from a bad angle, are you able to flip the script to see the good?

All week I’d been anticipating a OVERDO haircut. Ask my kids about how I keep a pair of scissors in the car to snip off dead ends. Yep, it’s that needed. My hairdresser texted this morning to say that she was sick. While there is nothing I could do about it and I definitely want her to get better, at first I was sad for me.

I believe that if I wasn’t really looking forward to getting away this morning to be pampered that it would have been no big deal. I had gotten up early to shower and daydream about how I was going to leave early to grab my first pumpkin spice latte of the season from our local coffee shop. The visualization grew as I saw myself sitting in the chair, sipping my coffee and chatting it up with another adult in a kid free environment.

The anticipation was mounting. But then after I saw it, I knew I was going down the rabbit hole of victim mentality, but the good thing is I caught it. I put my shoes on, grabbed the dog and went for a walk. Talking to myself and seeing how something better could happen today did the trick. I reminded myself that this appointment today had been made and rescheduled several times, so it wasn’t meant to be today. Instead, I get to spend the morning with my husband and kids (they have late start).

Today, I’m keeping my eyes open for something great. Just because one thing didn’t go as planned this morning means I can open the door to something better.


How do you handle change in your day?

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