Mama said there'd be days like this...(The Shirelles) Did you ever have one of those days...weeks, months even a year in which nothing "appears" to go just the way you hoped or planned? A daily goal for me is to see the glass as half full rather than half empty!
One of my favorite movies, "Pollyanna" has Hayley Mills as Pollyanna sharing "The Glad Game" with the staff of her aunt's home. For every negative or unhappy event...her Father taught her to find something in which to be glad. On my less than better days I find this to be an excellent idea!
I really enjoy cooking, however some days the kitchen accidents seem unbearable! To wit, while attempting to bake a strawberry-rhubarb crisp...anything the could and would go wrong occurred! Retrieving items from the fridge resulted in a container upending on the floor, breaking and the contents strewn, of course you guessed it, all OVER the floor. One mess cleaned up. My pantry is a complicated place and as I was reaching for one item I knocked over
an entire container of bread crumbs. Naturally the "crumbs" creeped into every crevice and surface available! Now for the "Glad Game"...after a very labor intensive effort...
The most delicious EVER Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (at least that was my husband's reaction)
Many of my best days and discoveries resulted from efforts that just didn't seem to work out quite the way I would have preferred! I am still learning that Plan A frequently goes awry and sometimes Plan B doesn't work either. Going with the flow of the river rather than against it and implementing the "Glad Game" seems to keep life in check and decreases the level of drama one must endure! Tell me, what is your favorite way of coping with the "little things" that can make or break you?
P.S. Did I mention that Moe Kitty was underfoot and tracking through each and every mess...
and for your viewing amusement...a craft project run amok!!!