“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.”
… George Bernard Shaw
A Story by Ana
Last summer, I was walking in a park.
A short distance ahead of me was a Mom and her 6-7 year old son.
The little boy was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.
All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little boy.
I braced myself for some screaming and crying.
But no! As the little boy turned to watch his balloon go skyward, he gleefully shouted, “Wow!”
I didn’t realize it at that moment but that little boy taught me something.
Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem.
I felt like responding with “oh no, what should we do?”
But remembering the little boy, I found myself saying, “Wow, that’s unexpected! How can I help you?”
One thing is for sure – Life is always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected twists and turns. That’s a given.
It’s not the situation… It’s your reaction to the situation.
What is in our control is our response.
We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated…
No matter what the situation, a fascinated “Wow!” will always beat a frustrated “oh no.”
Be wise, act instead of react.
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