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THE BEST DAY…by Kristy Sinsara
I went to sleep the other night and thought to myself “tomorrow is going to be great”.
But then I woke up the next morning and realized my alarm clock didn’t go off and I started my day out 20 minutes late…and I already don’t give myself enough time in the mornings.
Then our 14 year old just remembered it was picture day and she couldn’t find her form to turn in, nor could she find anything to wear…
So now we have find the time later to drive all the way over to her school just to drop off her form.
I finally make it back home only to discover I had used the last of the coffee yesterday. Oh but wait, my Amazon package is supposed to arrive today, I think there’s coffee in it. A little hope there….just breathe.
I finally sit back down in my studio ready to tackle my amazing day…only to check in with my very first client and find out that that commercial I had spent over 10 hours making a few days ago was way off the mark. And he wanted me to start all over.
And finally when I hang up the phone the phone rings again from an unknown number which I pick up and discover it’s a neighbor from four blocks away saying she has my dog, that’s broken out of my backyard.
Later that afternoon, the doorbell rings and it’s my Amazon package, yay coffee has finally arrived. I need it today. Only to open the package and realize it’s not actually the coffee I ordered. Flavored coffee? Hazelnut?
The kids finally get home from school but I don’t have time to sit and help with homework today. You’re on your own, help each other.
Back to work for me…and I will be here for hours.
So it’s 11pm, the kids are in bed, everyone’s asleep in my house, and I just got finished working.
I finally lay my head down in bed and right before I fall asleep I remember to check my alarm for tomorrow, only to see an old text message I’d missed from earlier today in the middle of all of the chaos that said “I love you so much, thank you for bringing my stuff to school for me”.
And then I thought to myself, as I looked back on my day today….had our 14 year old not forgotten her picture form, we wouldn’t have had to drive over to the school where we accidentally ran into one of her teachers in the hallway that stopped us to tell us what an absolute joy and pleasure she was to have in class, and raved about how much all of the teachers there adored her. What a great thing to hear. I’m so glad we went to her school today.
And that client that wasn’t happy with the original commercial I had spent so much time making, was so impressed with my willingness to start all over just to make him happy, that not only did he order another commercial, he referred three other people to me. Wow!
And what a strange coincidence that the lady that found my dog owns the local gym in our town, wow, she’s going to be a great new client.
And I laid there remembering what it sounded like to listen to the kids earlier doing their homework together, laughing and talking to each other like they used to. It was so awesome to hear. Every parent knows there’s 100 years in between a 14 and a 10 year old. That was just amazing…
And it dawned on me….truly, life really is all about perspective. All of the things I thought went wrong today were actually all of the things that caused me to HAVE the best day ever.
So from now on when something doesn’t go like I think it should, I’m just going to yell, PLOT TWIST…and keep on moving. Thank you! All about perspective, all in a day.
Oh, and I LOVE Hazelnut!