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Yesterday…I found out that the changes at work that had made me so sad…probably weren’t going to happen…

Hmmm…I was immediately reminded of Mark Twain’s quote…

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

So…I had wasted a lot of time…feeling sad…experiencing loss…and…it was unnecessary…

I was just about to…beat myself up about it…the futility of fretting and worrying…and all that kind of thing…but…Bertha…interrupted me…telling me that it wasn’t a wasted experience at all…

No…far from it…the contemplation of the proposed changes…had helped me to dig down to what was important for me…to what I cared about…to what I could do without…to what I had to have…to what I was grateful for…to what I believed in…

And…I have to agree…that wasn’t wasted time at all…

Jane