Good Catch!

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Good Catch!

Last week I was sitting at a table with several people. I was writing a note in a notebook and my coffee mug, full of Java juice, was sitting on the edge of the table. I moved my notebook at just the right angle and it knocked my coffee mug off the table. It should’ve been a huge mess but instead, somehow, someway, I swooped up with my right hand and caught the mug. No coffee spilled! It was awesome. I looked to see if anyone noticed and one woman was smiling widely at me. Without a word, we both knew I was fortunate to be able to grab the coffee mug in time. I smiled back at her and quipped; “Bet I couldn’t do that again!” She agreed.

There are days we catch the coffee mug and days we miss it. If I had missed the mug the coffee would have spilled on and in my satchel that I carry full of notebooks, pens, ID cards and a laptop. It would’ve been a pain to try to get all the wet, brown, sticky mess, out of the compartments and corners of the bag. The days we are able to avoid the calamities are ones to rejoice but the days we aren’t don’t have to be the start of one big messed up day. We can bounce back, accept the mess, clean up best we can and move on. For the record, the day I caught the mug, was not a good day. So, I guess it works both ways.

@BrianLoging (Twitter)

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Posted on April 17, 2018, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Totally works both ways. I used to have a theory, actually, that the overall “goodness” or “badness” of a year was conversely related to the “goodness” or “badness” the New Year’s Eve that kicked it off. For example, at 1 a.m. on January 1, 2011, I was cleaning diarrhea off my dog and the inside of his crate (he had gotten major anxiety because I was gone too long celebrating New Year’s–and I hadn’t even had fun celebrating because I got lost for most of the evening). But about halfway through that year I met my husband, so… 🙂

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