Often in life things happen. We try to find a reason or someone to blame but at some point, we have to realize and accept that things happen.
It’s a confluence of people or conditions that can make the best-laid plans go astray. Or sometimes God, Mother Nature, or who knows...the Tooth Fairy decide to change things up!
As many have said before, it’s how we handle these OOPS moments that define who we are. It’s not what happens that is so significant but what we do and how we react.
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS wrote a post on Monday that drove me down this path of thinking.
For example, my nieces planned a surprise birthday for me Saturday night. Everything was well planned except God had his own plans... my sister-in-law was taken to the emergency room just before the party. She and my brother were at the ER.
The party went on and we received updates all night. Her vitals were good and she was already feeling better.
The cake my nieces had ordered was not exactly what they’d pictured and they were disappointed but it was still very pretty!!
The candles wouldn’t work so I ended up holding a sparkler in my hand while they sang Happy Birthday. The whole time the sparks were like little needles sticking me and my mini-me thought I was going to catch on fire.
My poor niece was very upset about the cake and the candles but I explained to her that nothing ever goes perfectly. Things happen. The important thing is that we all had a good time.
In life, things happen. Larry and I felt that while we wouldn’t wish an ER visit on anyone, at least my sister-in-law had everything checked out and she’s not a walking time-bomb.
As I told my nieces, with every OOPS moment you’ll learn two things…
1. What you might or could do differently next time
2. Sometimes things just happen and are out of your control.
Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. Mandy Hale