Sometimes a truck blocks the service entrance. Yesterday, I went to go get my oil changed. There is online one oil service station in this small town in Kansas. I got there super early, so I could leave early that day. Watch the video to learn more.
There was a truck blocking the service door. I couldn't get in to change my oil.
Then, I went back to my cousin Debbie's to finish my load of laundry and found out that it had gotten stuck on the washing cycle. I had to start it over again. I went back inside to make my eggs and came back out to put my clothes in the dryer...still stuck.
I was trying to get out by 8:00 AM, so I could make it to a museum in Kansas City. But it turns out, the Universe didn't want me there. I didn't end up leaving until 11:00.
I decided to meditate. I focused on figuring out what I needed to do to get in a better place. I want to open up my Facebook, and this is what I found:
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They make the best of everything." - Zig Ziglar
"Successful people maintain a positive focus on life no matter what's going on around them. You may wonder how this is possible, especially when faced with great loss, serious hardship, impactful disappointment, or uncertainty about the future. It is possible to embrace even the most difficult challenges while still drawing on the incredible power of positive thinking. The key is developing the ability to refine your outlook so you're focusing on gains and possibilities rather than losses and worries."- Jack Canfield
My loss and worry were that I wasn't going to make it to the art museum, but the Universe had different plans for me. It turns out the museum wasn't even open that day.
My day didn't work out the way I had planned, but I got to go into town later and have pizza at my cousin's house. While I was there I got to play with their beautiful baby Lowen who actually has a hearing loss. We got to work on some sign language together and connect.
It ended up being a great day. I found a positive slant for the day, but I started by finding some positive quotes to put me in a better place.
So my question for you is this...
When you're in a funk and things aren't going the way you planned, what can you do to find a more positive frame of mind? Can you realize the Universe is trying to steer you in a different direction? What can you do to shift into a positive mindset and make it a better day?