I have a decision to make.
I can be angry or grateful.
It’s up to me.
I’m currently sitting in the airport after a flight cancellation, delay, and re-routing. I will not be to my final destination for eight hours with a layover in between.
And I’m okay with that.
I am choosing to view this time as grateful time. Free time where I’m forced to sit and write or read or just think. I have to be still. That’s hard for me. I’ve already looped the terminal, bought a smoothie and eaten. There’s nothing else to see. I have another two hours before my flight and no tasks that need to be completed. I always laugh at myself when I pack four books and my computer for a short trip, but this is why. I want options and I want to be able to sit, relax. Who knows, maybe I’ll even pay for a chair massage while I wait! My vacation starts now, not when I arrive at my destination.
It starts now because I’m choosing to let it start.
I’m choosing to celebrate my free time instead of bemoan my delays.
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You’re awesome. As a former airline employee I didn’t run across many people who knew they could choose their reaction. 🙂 I read somewhere the the airport/delays don’t make people angry, it allows them the space to be exactly who they are and to practice other ways of handling anger/sadness. (I’m paraphrasing from memory the real quote was much better!) 🙂