Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Those Days

So, last night, I lost my cell phone, I worked at an alternate site today, didn't have my regular (way too many) diet cokes, tripped very ungracefully on the sidewalk at lunch in front of my coworkers, was late to a dinner with a friend, went to a meeting only to find out that my lack of phone made me miss that it was changed to a conference call, and had my cab driver take the really long way home.  It was just one of those days. And I would do it all over again if I had to.  Here is why...

I was just a little off kilter all day, which made me uneasy, which made me THINK first and speak/act later, which made me notice some things I might not have noticed before, and because of the "detours" I got to see and chat with people I would have missed otherwise.  Don't get me wrong, I don't feel the need to have "those days" every day, but today did have a silver lining and I am grateful for it. 

Next time you have one of those days, sit back and approach something the opposite of the way you normally would.  What did you learn, what can you apply when things are going well?