Our reaction to a situation literally has the power to change the situation itself.
I was on my lunch break when my dashboard started blinking the dreaded sign that indicates I had a flat tire. When I pulled over to the side of the road a wave of emotions passed though me in the blink of an eye.
– I can’t believe this is my third flat tire in 4 weeks!
– I have a meeting in 20 minutes… I don’t have time for this AGAIN
– I’m going to have a nervous breakdown. This is ridiculous.
It’s amazing how you can be “going” through your day and then something stops you dead in your tracks and you must change course. I was completely overwhelmed with yet another flat tire but instead of letting it ruin my entire day, I decided to go on a shopping spree.