Every once in a while I amaze myself with the awesome things I manage to do. Self inflicted, needless, no purpose type things. Things I rarely brag about, and never blog about, that is until today. Today I made the decision to laugh instead of getting angry. I challenged myself to not be one of those people who let one small incident ruin their whole day. I will not let a dumb microwave, with no common sense make me walk around gritting my teeth all day. Not me, I am making a change in the way I allow little things to impact my day.
I am sure you all have experienced being burned by a milkshake at some time or another, so this is probably more for me than for you. As I wrote about in my last post, blogging is therapy to me, so let me have my session.
You know how when you buy a really good milkshake, at a drive-thru, and then put the part you don’t finish in the freezer, right? Of course you do. Then when you feel like drinking the rest a day later, we all stick that thing in the microwave for 40 seconds, and let it un-freeze…you know what I mean.
The only problem with this is that microwaves are dumb. They do not think like humans do, and they cook things hotter in different places even though its all in one spot in the same oven. You surely understand. I waited patiently watching the seconds tick off the microwave 10, 9, 8, etc.. and then finally it was done. I grabbed the milkshake, much like the man in the photo grabs his drink, and after a quick slurp to make sure all was un-froze, I dumped it faster than a politician at an honesty conference. I mean I was thirsty.
The problem ( with the stupid microwave) was that it did not consider the fact that I would be feeling ALL of the ice-cream, not just the right top corner or left bottom parts. As it turns out, the microwave actually over cooked the middle, and as I poured it down I spilled some on my shoulder ( you know what I mean) and let out a scream. It was hot. Not ouch that’s warm hot, but OMG what just happened hot. Left a little scar for me to show my children how brave I was.
Listen, if things like this happen to you, you are not alone. They certainly should not define your day, or shape your thoughts. Let it go, I mean we are going to run into stupid microwaves, it just happens.
This moment, not the past moments, is the beginning of the rest of your life!
Thanks for the session. I feel much better. Getting a smart microwave too.