Perspective. Everything is the way you choose to view it. Two people can look at the same situation and view it two different ways.
I heard a story at our Arbonne training conference (by Heather Chastain, our amazing Chief Sales Officer) that illustrated this concept beautifully. It went a little something like this.
The Chastain household is strictly pet-free, for all the same reasons why our parents never wanted us to have pets – food, time, responsibility, etc. Well, Heather was away for business, leaving her husband to man the house and 2 children. Heather received a phone call from the girls, in all of their excitement, that they had gotten a fish. She was, of course, confused as it had been discussed previously that there would be no pets, not even a fish. The girls continued with their excitement and said that they even got 2 bonus days with the fish. Now, Heather was even more confused, so she asked to speak to their father, and she began questioning him about this new fish that came home. She said, “You know those things die in like 2-3 days after you bring them home, right? How are you going to tell them? What is our plan?” Well, her husband said he had already taken care of it and that at the store, he told the girls that fish only live 1 day, and then any days after that are bonus days.
I love this story so much I had told Kenny as soon as I had gotten home from the conference. Of course, it gave him a chuckle and he said that’s very true and a great way to look at it.
In these past tough, trying few days, I reminded and told Kenny that these are just bonus days. And he smiled and said, “Every day is a bonus day. Especially with you.”
Bonus days. Every day from the day we are born are bonus days. We are not guaranteed tomorrow, tonight, the next hour. Treat every day like a bonus day. I promise life will be much sweeter.