Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thought for the day...

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. - Robert C. Savage

I definitely need to work on this. Last weekend I was headed up to meet Ryan in Park City (for one night) for a work retreat he had. I dropped my kids off early at a friends house so that I could enjoy a little "Me" time, while Ryan was at a golf tournament. I began my time at the mall (purchased some new jeans, yeah!) then headed up to the beautiful P.C. The scenery was beautiful, the town was quaint and the hills were starting to show their autumn colors. Beautiful. All except for one thing - the directions I printed out. They said to go to the round about and take the second exit. Well, the first exit was a "no entry exit" So, did that one count? I didn't know so I didn't count that exit and drove up two exits later. Drove up those little roads as far as I could until it curved me back around to the round about. Didn't find the hotel. So I went back and took the previous exit. Drove all the way to the top of that road, until I thought I was going to fall off. Still didn't find the hotel. So I went BACK to the third exit and STILL DIDN'T FIND IT! It is very confusing, driving up all those little roads on different sides of the mountains! I was feeling discouraged and frustrated. I had realized that all the "Me" time I allowed for (for "reading" or "projects") was wasted! I told myself not to cry. Now, I've been trying to work on being more positive lately and I found myself having a talk with myself over this silly situation. I said to myself, "Self, don't cry. This is not a big deal. Just laugh about it! Don't let it ruin your night." Well, I finally called Ryan and he offered to meet me somewhere. I managed to get over it as he led our way to the hotel. As soon as we started walking into the hotel, I forgot my woes and we ended up having a great time. I am a work in progress and thankfully I have a husband that doesn't seem to hold my faults against me. But, if that quote has any truth - I really have to toughen up (and learn to look out for interesting side streets!)

3 comments:

Dottie said...

I love this post! I often self talk with myself and more often these days as I struggle with work/life balance. I have to say I think of your original quote on your blog quite often and it motivates me to get that one thing done that I won't have to do tomorrow! Love ya!

Keri said...

Ambs, you're always working on improving yourself and you can recognize where you need it...I always admire that about you. I think we can all benefit from this quote...me especially today with my kids driving me to my wits end. Did I really need to feel like that? Thanks for the thought, I will try and keep it in mind!

Davis said...

That's too funny. I can only imagine the frustration building each time you tried a different route. I'm glad you guys were able to get away & have a good time. It is nice to have a calming husband. Jared does the same for me. Thanks for the quote, it is something we can all work on.