The day- and deadlines- went into a tailspin when a hurting family member suddenly needed to get to the doctor. We rushed to the car only to hear just clicking when the key was turned. Now not only was my work stressing me out, my family member was sick but now there is something wrong with my car! I really want to ring up my best friend to tell her how awful my day has been. I’m grumpy and all out of sorts. Why is all this happening to me?
Instead, my thoughts should have been:
Thank goodness they could reach me so I could take them to the doctor. It’s great I was able to borrow another car within minutes. I’m so glad the doctor squeezed in my family member on a Friday afternoon. Turns out I got to be relieved my car issue was just the battery. Even better it jumped on the first try. I love that the folks at the auto parts’ store put the new battery in for me right on the spot. That drive-window made getting the prescriptions filled so fast and easy.
Same story but a different take.
Gratitude is not a light switch you can suddenly turn on. It takes practice to change the negative voice you hear.
Until next time …