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Friday, 27 January 2012

Delayed...

Reflect back on your past week and think about how many times you were delayed (whether it was going to work, getting home because of traffic or even queueing up for a Starbucks coffee), and try to remember how you felt. Angry? Frustrated? Annoyed? Exasperated? Irritated? As a species, the human population experiences extreme emotions when things do not go to plan. Next time, step back, breathe and take a moment to appreciate your surroundings.

Public transport has been the bane of my life for as long as I can remember, so it was no surprise when my 30 minute train journey turned into 90 minutes because of delays. There was an underlying feeling of tension and strain within the crowded train but I was adamant that I was going to make the best of a bad situation. I spent the journey chatting to a lovely lady from Liverpool called Joyce who had travelled 3 hours to visit her boyfriend of 10 months. We spent the journey sharing life experiences, jokes, and she fed us chocolate!


This evening (when I finally made it back home), I went out and had a long overdue catch up with one of my friend's over dinner. Life always seems to get in the way and there is always so much going on that it is hard to synchronise schedules to meet up with friends so I always treasure these moments. We spent the evening reminiscing about the past, looking into the future and sharing what we were doing at this point in our lives. Socialising always revolved around food in my group of friends so we headed to Pizza Hut for some dessert and indulged in some cookie dough.



The train delay and the delayed catch up with my friend would normally have put me in a negative mood but today I was able to appreciate that; not everything always has to go to plan and you cannot control everything, so embrace all the twists and turns in life because without mystery where's all the fun....?


How's your day been today?

7 comments:

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  2. i've just found you and glad to read your blog!

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  3. ohhhh jammi.. looks very delicious :)

    i follow now..

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    Love,
    Rose

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  4. Sounds like a pretty good philosophy to have - especially with our public transport! Glad it worked out in the end!

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  5. lovely =)
    Neat post and love your blog... would you like to follow each other!

    @MyLyfeMyStory

    My Lyfe ; My Story


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  6. mmh... I'm really getting hungry, when I see this :) so good!

    Would you like to follow each other? :)

    Love, Anja
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  7. Thanks for the lovely comments! I really appreciate them and will definitely be checking out all your blogs :)

    Keep dropping by ladies!

    xxx

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