My 13 year old daughter spent hours creating her invitations for her 9th annual Valentine’s Tea party. We planned, shopped, and started to decorate. But, we had two snow days last week so the invitations didn’t get out. At least they could get out today.
Unbelievable – another snow day! I had to tell her she couldn’t have the party. Not only were there no invitations out but her Dad was sick and she had a slight cold herself.
She said she figured the party was canceled – but could we still eat the candy? She told me she didn’t want to get her friend’s sick anyway.
I was so proud of how she handled it.
Often, us adults, fall into "why me?" and "it’s not fair" when something we work hard for falls through. But that kind of thinking makes you feel worse.
Instead, you can try to see the positive in it. Try assuming whatever happens, it is for the best. How would your thinking change?