Couple of months ago, I lost my phone. I thought I forgot it at work but then after returning there, I found out that I have lost it… Most probably I dropped it in the cab…
I tried to call my number, no one answered… At some point they hung up on me…
So I had two choices: either to be angry and pissed off and frustrated or try to see it differently. So I took the second option as a challenge.
Hmmm…so let’s see how I can deal with it?
First, the mobile is already lost, there’s nothing I can do, it happened, and it belongs to the past. Full stop.
Why did it happen although I’ve put the mobile in my purse (without closing it though!)? What would be the reasons? Well, maybe the person who found it needed a phone or needed to call someone to check on… maybe the person sold the phone and used the money to cover basic needs... maybe the person never had a mobile before and it was a first for him… And my mobile was there to provide him/her all this!
Now you may tell me that the person ought to return the phone and do the right thing regardless of his/her situation… true, but this person for sure had poor values… which makes me pity him/her more :)
In all cases, somehow, I contributed to that person’s happiness and made his/her day, whether I wanted it or not :)
Today was my turn to lose my phone, tomorrow will be someone’s else; it cannot be others’ all the time, I’ve got to have my turn! :D
With doing all that, I kept my calm and my smile, and was able to move forward…
Of course there are times where bad events happened and we can’t act as peaceful as that, and for sure there are more serious events that may happen… We all go thru the same ones in most cases… Yet, no matter what happens, we always have a choice to decide how we want to react…it lays in our hands only…
James Owen, an American writer, said: “Bad things can happen, and often do--but they only take up a few pages of your story; and anyone can survive a few pages.”
Focus on what you can do today, instead of self-blaming or self-victimizing for what has already happened.
If it is the case, make a learning out of it, what behavior will you adopt today so that this event won’t happen again.
And just tell yourself, good times don’t last forever, neither do bad times ;)
As for me, I learnt two things:
-I should always close my purse in a cab
-It was time I offer myself a new mobile phone ;)
Rania Hammoud, Life Coach
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