I had my day all planned. It was going to be such a fruitful day. I woke up early, raring to go. With a cup of coffee in hand I dialed the first number on my "To Do" list. Success!

However, that first call ended up rearranging the rest of my day. My "To Do" list ended up a total wash. Why? Because that first call was to a plumber and my schedule took the backseat to his.

So there I was, sitting and waiting. My phone line needed to be clear for his call. And the place where I had to meet him didn't have Internet access. I was basically "dead in the water" as far as my original plans for the day.

Even though I'd been brought to a screeching halt, I realized I now had some unexpected quiet time to write. This undesired and unscheduled stop also provided me time for reflection. That "problem" actually turned into an opportunity. Instead of fussing, fuming and complaining, I chose to take full advantage of my new situation and actually accomplished a great deal.

I hope you'll do the same thing the next time you find yourself in a similar situation.

Like Forest Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know which one you'll get."

And just think, if all of us made the best of every situation, what a difference we'd make in this world! Whether your life goes "as planned" or gets rearranged, you can take comfort in the fact that you are not alone! You can also take charge of your attitude and choose to make that day a sweet day...in spite of the circumstances before you!!

Author's Bio: 

Ginny Dye, Sandi Valentine & Suess Karlsson are a team of writers who all share a passion to empower and motivate everyone who they touch through their writing. Their stories are a gift to the world! Learn how to create the success you dream of, overcome obstacles and challenges, and live a life of grace and love. Please visit us at http://www.firefliesfortheheart.com