EVER PLAN A TRIP TO … SAY, ITALY?
… AND THEN END UP IN HOLLAND?
“NOT QUITE WHAT I EXPECTED”, as they say …
Emily Perl Kingsley is a writer for Sesame Street, but that’s not why I know of her. Many years ago, she wrote a simple little essay about how we plan things for our unborn children and then cope with the realities of life after the birth. This simple story has been used by many people since to help them cope with unwanted change.
You can read the whole story in little over one minute at:
I was reminded of Kingsley’s powerful story recently while reading another powerful story about coping and change:
Both provide valuable insights into effective coping.
As you move through your workday, take careful note of how many people spend their energy and time on what is different from they expected.
“I didn’t get that promotion that I worked so hard to earn”
“Just as we get comfortable with the system, they change it on us.”
“Why can’t things be like they used to be?” (or at least like we think they used to be:)
Now consider your own responses …
How can you help others appreciate Holland even though they were planning on Italy?
Happy just for the chance to be anywhere in the Heartland ….