Have you ever had one of those days where one thing goes unexpectantly wrong and that’s it, you feel the rest of your day going down in crumbs?
That’s what happened to one very stressed out bride; my friend. Her wedding day – the day that will change the rest of her life – started, as expected, extremely early. I showed up early to take her to her appointment and as we were coming close to the beauticians place, she received a message that no, we were an hour too early for her appointment.
Now, if you’ve met a bride, or been a bride, and just moments before the big day you find your plans not going as expected, will send any girl into a frenzy; bridezilla or not. But my friend, as it turns out, was very calm – in a sense. She kept apologising for wasting my time; obviously she felt like she was burdening me.
– side note here: most brides always expect everyone – family and friends- to go out of their way for them because they are ‘the bride’. So it felt really good to be in the presence of a bride that didn’t think only of herself and her endless dramas, and cared more about inconveniencing a friend.
So back to the point, we figured there was no point in going back home; being a Friday, and with the crazy traffic expected at 12 pm. So instead we decided to go and enjoy a yummy dessert of pancakes and icecream.
So, what could have been a downer on one of the most important days of my friends life, was turned around and spun into a lovely dessert. I figured why waste time waiting idly, when you can turn those endless minutes into a moment for life. And now my friend will remember her wedding day as not being too early for her appointment but going out for dessert and having a breather from the minuscule details that bring a wedding together.
We made the most of the moment. And that is how life should be. We need to stop looking at the glass of milk as being half empty or half full; instead look at it as a glass that belongs to us, and that we can do anything we want with it. That is life. It gives us moments but it is up to us to make the most of those moments and turn them into memories we can hold onto for the rest of our lives.
Have any of you experienced anything similar?
If yes, then good on you for taking a moment and turning it into a memory, one you will cherish for the rest of your life.