What you see and what you get

I woke up yesterday to a weather forecast that predicted rain for most of the next week.

Great, I thought. The one outlet I was relying on during the Coronavirus lockdown was to go out on hikes over the weekend. This is going to suck.

And it did – in my head at least.

My attitude through most of the day would have received a C. I plodded through the day, reacted to a few things, and made my way to the end.

What we see is what we get.

Luckily for our kids, they have another parent who embodied exemplary attitude and managed to see the situation as a puzzle that could be solved with some creativity and thoughtfulness.

I could have chosen to see what she saw, of course. I could have also chosen to see so many other things I took for granted – good health, shelter, reliable electricity and water, job security, and so many other gifts that I’ve been bestowed with.

If I’d seen all of that, I would have earned a day full of gratitude and opportunity.

What we see is what we get.

It wasn’t to be.

But, I have an opportunity to start afresh today.

So, here’s to that.