Thursday, November 1, 2012

Job Search for the Rest of Us!: Thursday Thought November 1, 2012


I started out my day yesterday by accidentally knocking over the glass French Press full of hot coffee.  I was barefoot.  The carafe cut me and the coffee burnt me.Yesterday was not a good day. 
My foot hurt and reminded me constantly how I was:  careless, clumsy, inattentive, silly…. All kinds of very negative thoughts filled my head. To top it off I had to shell out the money for a new pot or go without coffee!
As it turns out, the kitchen store sells a variety of replacement glass carafes… I couldn’t find the model I needed, but was reassured by the fact that obviously other people had bad days that started out with pots of coffee, cuts and burns.
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word “crisis.” One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.” – Richard Nixon
Literally, I spent the entire day not considering that other people might have faced a similar fate and, most likely, felt much the same as I did.  Did this realization make my pain or embarrassment go away?  No.
But, knowing that other people had faced a similar fate and also had to find a way to deal with it brought me some comfort.  More, it made me feel a little more connected and grounded.

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