Perspective

You ever have one of those days where it’s just one thing after another and another? My fiance’s car has been in the shop the past week so he’s been using mine. We go out this morning to find that someone side swiped my car. No big damage…and no note. Just decided to leave some paint and a few scratches behind. Then, upon starting to drive off, he realizes my tire is about as flat as flat gets because it picked up a nail, likely due to the new construction next door. Then, after everything was said and done, I accidentally dumped my lukewarm coffee on the dog. –sigh

You know what though? I ain’t even mad about it. Yeah it sucks that the other half had to be a little late to work for it, but everything could have been a lot worse. It’s a $20 tire repair and a $5 buffer to blend the scratch in. As for the dog….well he probably smells a little better now! 😉 No one is hurt. There’s no irreparable damage. Everyone is alive and healthy.

It’s all about perspective. It’s about seeing things for what they are, acknowledgement of what they could be, and going from there. That flat tire could have been four flat tires or a broken axel. That side swipe and paint with no note could have been a direct t-bone hit destroying everything with no note. The coffee could have been scaulding hot and caused significant burns. Or this morning could have been uneventful and perfect. It wasn’t. But it could have certainly been worse.

I know that a lot of people would have just thrown their hands up in the air and had a fit about nothing going right. Not everything had been going right, but not everything had gone wrong either. The next time you have one of those mornings, I challenge you to count your blessings. Sure, your day could be better, but how could it have been worse? Try to change your perspective and see your no good awful kind of day in a different light!

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