If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
Brilliantly put by one of the best word smiths I know. A timely quote as today, I’m thinking about the unexpected and how we handle these moments and the choices we make.
Let’s say your car breaks down.
You loved your car. You researched it, shopped around, and waited for just the right opportunity and price to buy it. It’s the perfect color, your favorite color, and you enjoyed the ride with your windows down, feeling the breeze, listening to some really great tunes, living a beautiful moment. Then suddenly, the expected happens. What do you do? Do you fix it? Do you trade it in? Do you buy something new and different?
Now what if it’s your phone?
Is your phone still something personal to you? Do you have a special little case you picked out because it just fit your personality in color or design? Does your phone say something about who you are?
Over the weekend, my phone suddenly turned to dust being in the wrong place at just the right time. It was my first SmartPhone ever. I spent weeks researching it, making sure it had everything I wanted, including one of those slider panels—a mini keyboard because I’m a writer. I love my keyboards. I also ordered a special flower child case for it with all sorts of bright colors and daisies covering the case. It glowed. It made me happy every time I glanced at the case. My perfect phone.
I went to the Sprint Store on Sunday hoping they’d have my same model in stock and I’d walk out with a new one, the same kind that I had, and be done with it. But it didn’t work out that way, partly my own doing. You see, I’m one of those strange birds who researches the heck out of purchases so when I buy, I feel good about it because whatever it is, just fits me. So when I learned my phone wasn’t carried in stores and had to be specially ordered, I had to make a decision: new phone in store, or order the one I really really wanted and loved.
I bet you can guess what I did. :0)
So now, I’m without a phone for about a week, and the shocking news might be to you, I’m sort of okay with that. I miss checking in with all of my friends, but it’s also a good reminder to live firm in the moment and just be you without a whole lot of interference. I’ll adjust. There are ways people can reach me, if necessary.
Bottom line: Know who you are and what makes you happy, because no matter what comes your way down the road, well, you’ll also be happy with that too.