I had just finished writing the last three sentences when my cell phone decided to give me an opportunity to put into practice what I had just written. I hate it when things break and all of a sudden for no reason my phone wouldn't work. So I thought ok, a new possibility to see what I can do. Can I fix it by myself? Can I stay calm which is something I can do for any other type of problem but not when the problem is the least bit technical. Can I see this as an opportunity for growth?
I tried to make the phone work. Nothing I did made a difference. So I stayed calm and drove to the Verizon store expecting a long line and an even longer wait to see someone. Luckily, it did not take long and of course the girl ( who knew what she was doing) had it working in a second.
So I got a chance to see myself in a different light. I did try to fix the phone. I did not get irritated with the phone or myself when I couldn't fix it. I learned that even though I hate it when I don't know what I am doing; it is not that hard to ask for help. Sound simple? It was. But it is not something I always do. So as silly as it sounds, this week I am grateful that my phone broke and in the process of getting it fixed I learned a few new things about myself.
Is there something that made you smile, grow, or that you are grateful for experiencing this week?
I hope that you will take a minute to visit the artists at Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day. It is a wonderful way to begin the weekend.