What Am I Going To Do When I Grow Up?

So what was the best thing that happened to you today?

Posted on: May 22, 2009

For me, I got a flat tire. Yes. that’s right. I am celebrating a flat tire.

I am grateful because, even through it went flat on 270 in the middle lane after hitting road debris, I am safe. I pulled over successfully and had my cell phone so I could call for roadside assistance.

I am grateful because a state worker stopped and made sure I was ok.

I am grateful because I got my email read while waiting for the assistance to show up. Even though my spare tire was also flat and so the first truck they sent out couldn’t help me and we called a tow truck that took 45 minutes to show up, it was great because I had my wireless and got work done.

I am grateful because even though I missed a college fair I was going to in Newark, I got to spend time while my tire was being replaced updating a brochure I’m making on workshops and presentations for college-bound students.

So, it’s possible to have a great day no matter what happens if we choose to see the benefits of what happens.

Choose to have a wonderful day!


1 Response to "So what was the best thing that happened to you today?"

I got two speeding tickets in this past month and had to fork over a total of about $300. On one hand, I am now a paranoid driver who thinks every car behind her is a police car. On the other hand, I feel I have invested $300 into being a more attentive driver. Nobody got hurt. I have enough money to pay fines. There is so much good in this. Why is it, when there is a mix of good and not-so-good, we are emotionally effected by only the not-so-good? The character Che from “Evita” sings, “You won’t care if they love you – it’s been done before. You’ll despair of they hate you – you’ll be drained of all energy. All the young who’ve made it will agree.”

It must be a disease of the successful. It is hard to be grateful for what we expect and even demand.

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Evelyn Van Til

Practicing Purpose with Passion!

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