I fell the other day…

And what made it worse was that it was in slow motion! What made that worse was that it was raining–I slipped on a leaf and fell in a puddle of water! As I gained my composure, I struggled not to get angry. I also realized my throat was a little scratchy and I had a headache. At 8:30 in the morning, my day wasn’t going so well. As I sat in my car in a semi-bad mood, I quickly took a deep breath and got my emotions in check. I realized that if this situation got the best of me, I’d truly have a bad day and I was determined not to let that happen!

Isn’t it funny how the tables can quickly turn? We go from feeling good to being angry or sad in a matter of seconds. It’s like a caged animal is on the sidelines waiting to get in the game, like in the movie Inside Out. Learning how to control our emotions is a major part of maturity and growth. If we are stable, one or two bad things won’t ruin our day.

So since we can’t control EVERYTHING in our lives, what do ya say? The next time you sleep through your alarm clock, spill your coffee or get a flat tire, will you remain positive? Drop a comment below and let me know!


7 Comments on I fell the other day…

  1. OMG I was out in the yard Saturday after, chairing a Union Members meeting, went directly over to another building to Host my CHOICES workshop for women. Knowing that I had already had a jam packed day but refused to let a beautiful day go by without getting some last minute yard work done. As a finished cutting the lawn I attempted to once again move my miniature Japanese bush, the leaves had fallen off and the braches were a little brittle. Before I could get out the way or move quick enough three to four branches wept across my face. I went in the house to see how bad I had scratched my face but it felt worse than it looked. I took a deep breath, calmed down and said it could have been worse so calm down wash your face and pull yourself together. You have had a great turnout for both meetings and received some beauty tips from a beauty consultant, introduced some women to a better way of working out ZUMBA so don’t let the rest of your day be ruined because of something that happened that you didn’t plan for.

  2. Hi Nicole, I fell also, on the 13th of this month, and suffered a severe abrasion to the heel of my left hand. I was angry because it was dark and I fell crossing in the middle of the street. I felt so stupid until I saw what caused the fall: a thick strip of concrete that divided the street in half. I was angry because I wasn’t paying attention and as always was rushing. My hand is healing just fine, but I realized that it was better to find the lesson in what happened than waste energy being angry. Anger keeps you in the moment; a learned lesson keeps you from making the same mistake or accepting that mistakes happen.

  3. Nic, I am in tears over here as I look at the angry cartoon guy. I wonder is that how we look to others? I must admit I was quite angry with myself this pass week and isolated myself, only to feel worse than I did in the beginning. Sometimes we need positive energy.

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