TGIF and appreciating when things go wrong

Thank God it’s Friday! I am really looking forward to imitating a professional sleeper this weekend, when I’m not doing a little bit of socializing with friends.

I am thankful for the following things which happened over the past couple of weeks:

  • A pregnant friend found out she’s having a baby boy and that he’s growing nicely within her.
  • A conflict with a friend brought us closer than we were previously instead of driving us apart as it had the potential to.
  • I went on a challenging work trip (I had to work in a language I’m not comfortable in) and came back safe and sound. I travelled with a colleague and the trip made me appreciate many things, including other colleagues that I’ve travelled with in the past.
  • My friend’s upcoming marriage and the signs I’ve seen that he loves his wife-to-be.
  • The amazing friendships that have started on my blog and moved beyond that.
  • That I get to see my closest friends once a week, including a friend that I wasn’t seeing so regularly until we started our weekly swimming lessons.
  • That a colleague and friend delivered a healthy baby boy yesterday and I’m looking forward to meeting him.

Commuting by bus is a huge part of my life and a very frustrating one too. The bus service where I live was recently improved (thanks, tax dollars!). However, my old annoyances with the bus, such as the fact that it comes earlier than indicated so I miss it, hasn’t gone away. This morning was no exception. Thankfully, I have access to my parents’ car because they are away so I hopped in it, with a plan to drive to the bus station where I could catch some other buses. As I put my purse in the passenger’s seat, guess what I saw when I looked down? My wallet! I would have arrived at work, wallet-less, frantically trying to remember which of the two stores I had last seen it in, or wondering whether I had left it at my parents’ place. I am therefore thankful (for the first time ever) that I missed the bus this morning!

If you’re ever in a situation where something has gone wrong, try to find the good in it, or if you can’t right then, try to think that maybe there’s a reason bigger than that moment that you will appreciate in the future. It’s not easy to do but my little wallet scenario will serve as my reminder.

Have a great weekend!

9 thoughts on “TGIF and appreciating when things go wrong

  1. I like the appreciation in this. Sometimes when things go wrong, we must learn to look at the bigger picture.

    • Jaycee! Thank you for commenting and yes, I have to remind myself to look at the big picture because I can very often be a "small picture" kind of girl! :)

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