The first thing I did when I woke up on Saturday was check my in-laws’ flight…and found out it was cancelled. By the time I called them, they had switched airports and airlines and found out that flight had been delayed. One delay followed after another until so many hours had passed that the flight crew was required to go home. Instead of going on a holiday boat tour to see the fireworks at the Mag Mile Lights Festival, they spent their day stuck at the airport while I sat in Chicago refreshing the website every 10 minutes.
This story has a happy ending: they landed at 10:30 p.m. (and then had to stick on the tarmac for 1.5 hours before they had a gate), and they made it to our place around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
It was a major cold bench (don’t know what I mean by that? Here’s the story.), and we could have let it ruin our weekend together. We had to consolidate our plans, but we ended up having a wonderful time.
It wouldn’t have always ended this way. There was a time where I would let little things ruin the big picture. I would have been so upset we missed a day with family that I would have had trouble enjoying the time we did have together. Having a positive perspective has completely changed my life.
I won’t pretend I don’t ever get upset or let little things ruin my day because that’s not true. I still have work to do, but days like Saturday remind me that even bad days have silver linings. We didn’t get to see family, but we did see our beautiful city covered in snow and watched Baylor beat Oklahoma State. Days won’t always go as planned, but I’m learning not to let every little thing