We cannot always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we respond to what happens to us; we ultimately have the final say on whether any incident is “good” or “bad”…
It was a beautiful fall day in October 2009, and I was leaving the gym after a nice Sunday morning work-out. It was noon, there was not a cloud in the sky, and the temperature was a nice, breezy 75 degrees. It was perfect convertible weather.
I got into my car, put the top down on my convertible, and began a nice, leisurely drive back to my house.
Several minutes later, I was stopped at a light and I happened to glance behind me. I noticed something on the cushion right behind the driver’s seat. After closer inspection, I realized that a bird had decided to leave me a “present.” Immediately, I got really annoyed. I thought to myself, “Wow, how unlucky is that? It landed on my backseat! I can’t believe I’m gonna have to clean that up!”
The light turned green, and I started to drive the remaining distance back to my house. I asked myself what good could come from what had just happened, and I started to laugh out loud.
I suddenly realized how lucky I was that the bird had used my backseat as its toilet. This was actually a great thing!
Why was this “good?” Well, if the bird had aimed about 2 feet further north, it would have crapped on my head…
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College Speaker and President of Idealize Enterprises