My cupholder went missing one day from my portable table. This is my table on wheels that I move around the hallways at school. It’s a great tool that keeps me mobile and keeps me visible at school.
Whether it fell out or somebody grabbed it my cup holder went missing, leaving just a hole in the table. My first reaction was, oh this stinks.
I was a tad bitter that the cup holder itself went missing. However, over the course of the next few days, I started to see that different types of cups and containers actually sat in the opening now without slipping through.
The cup holder that was there was a little too shallow and really didn’t do a great job of holding items. Now insulated cups with a narrow base or yogurt, containers or different tupperware actually sit right in the hole and don’t fall out as I wheel around the hallways.
Why do we always go to the worst thoughts when something happens? Right away when the cupholder went missing, I was disgruntled and angry about the situation when in reality, it has worked out better with the missing cup holder.
I learned a saying from my friend, Dr. Rob Gilbert on the Success Hotline. “When we tell ourselves something good will come out of this. It helps us look for it.” What is that in your life right now? What good can come out of this situation? This is a minor example. There are more major examples in our lives of when things don’t go our way or bad things happen. I challenge you to ask yourself: what good can come out of this?
It’s a great tool to add to your tool chest!
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