Backwards Thinking

Backwards Thinking

Wednesday morning, 9:30ish, I was in a hurry to get out the door.  I had just emptied the water pitcher and the filter needed to be replaced.  No time like the present.  It will only take a minute.  A couple of minutes later, after many attempts to put the lid back on the pitcher (with no success), I put the pitcher in the fridge without the top, and left the house.

I returned home about 7:30ish to discover the pitcher lid on the counter where I had left it and the uncovered pitcher still in the fridge.  (Like I thought it would magically put itself together, right?  Actually I thought my husband might see the separate pieces and put them together.  I guess he didn’t notice.)  It wasn’t anything I was going to tackle that evening, so went to bed.

The next morning, I needed to fill my water bottle.  Since I had the pitcher in my hand, I decided it was time to get it properly back together.  Piece of cake, right?  HA!

I put the lid on, and just like the night before, it didn’t fit properly.  I tried it again, the same way, and it still didn’t fit properly – go figure.  A few more tries with the same results.  Yeah, I know… definition of idiot – yada yada.

Okay, I’m going to figure this out!  I pull the water container and filter part out of the pitcher and put it on the other way.  It fits!  I put the assembled part back into the pitcher – it doesn’t fit.  Argh.  I’m sure by now you can figure that I tried it the same way a few more times.  Sigh.  THEN, I turned the containment and filter section around in the pitcher and wala!  Seriously?  It was that easy?

Why had it taken me so long to figure it out?!  I had looked at it and decided it went together in a particular way (which was the wrong way) and was bound and determined to make it fit into my perceived correct fit.

Moral?  It may not be the best idea to hold on to your perceived ideas of the correct way.  Let go of that and be willing to try something different.  It might just be the right fit!  Grin.


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This blog is written by Pam Horton, a life coach in the Greater Raleigh area.


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