If seeing the good in every bad experience would be a disease, I would be fatally ill indeed.
After an accident on July 22, 2016 and four weeks of sick leave from my job, on September 8, my brain obviously erased all accident-related data, and above all the “take care! this may hurt!”-alarm, so that, without thinking, the upper half of my right thumb grabbed the tip of my right little finger and firmly pulled it towards my palm. Usually, this does the trick and I feel instant relaxation from top to toe, but this time from my little finger there came only the sound of sth being displaced and pain. Ouch!
Well, had to go home immediately, put my bandage on to appease the little finger, return to the office. Many people I know would end the story here, return to the office in a hurry and go on for hours or even days moaning about how stupid/unalert they were to forget about the accident & go on and on about it… **yawn**
Well, sure, many people – but not (different.)me! Me, I was back at the office 2 hours and 6 minutes later (just checked), even changed my clothes, and when I arrived back at the office I was super-happy and grinning.
When I reached my house, also the postman just arrived in my street. Why would I care? Well, he had a parcel (indulged on Trollbeads) for me. So of course he gave me my parcel and he received a reasonalbe tip. Win-win.
Then, the biggest surprise was behind the door of my flat! There hangs a black & white canvas showing a pic I took in the port of New York: A round table with 7 chairs standing in American rain water, on deck of a cruise ship.
This sight made me so super happy, I instantly forgot any pain, just put the bandage on, and started taking the pics you see right now. I never saw the crystal balls hanging on the kitchen window throw rainbow flashes on the canvas behind the entry door. It was magical, just as if the rainbow flashes “finally” brought the black&white canvas to life … **sigh**
And the icing on the cake: The 31st Trollbead in the parcel was a rainbow bead, so of course I had to add him to my bracelet at once. **sigh**
Hope you enjoyed my little “this is one of the reasons why I’m different” story!