Tuesday, June 3, 2008

If I Were a Suitcase, Where Would I Be?

Our eyes scanned the sides of the interstate searching desperately for any sign of the green suitcase. . .

Just an hour before, we had been feverishly working on an article for Homeschool Group Leader when a friend drove up in the driveway, frustrated, tired and needing help. They had lost their suitcase along the interstate when it had blown off the top of their mini-van. Without thinking, we jumped into Denise's car and zoomed to the rescue. What should have taken a few minutes, turned into over an hour of looping around and around under overpasses and scouring feeder roads for the elusive case.

Have you had days like this? We never did finish that article. . .

Sometimes things won't go as you've planned them. Don't beat yourself up when things don't go perfectly. When there are interruptions and unexpected detours, be flexible and available and enjoy the ride. The immediate can be as important as your to-do list. Instead of stressing about what's not getting done, laugh as we did, saying out loud, "If I were a suitcase, where would I be?"

Going with the flow,
Denise & Kristen

1 comment:

lize said...

How funny ! Is it not grand when just let our concenrs go to be of service to someone else ? A servants heart that is what we all need to have. If I were a suitcase where would I be ? Too too funny! :) thanks ladies for sharing. This reminds me of Dory from "Finding Nemo" when she asks herself: " are you my conscience?" We need that reflection time to just wonder and laugh. hugs, liz