It seems that I am all about strolling down memory lane these days.
I got a call from my old college roommate yesterday and it totally got me reminiscing. And you know what? I figured out that I learned a very valuable lesson from her, albeit by mistake.
A little back story: I was blessed to live with three amazing gals in college and we did everything together. It was the perfect arrangement.
So one night, my roomies Katharine, Zoe, Jenny and I went to a party together. It was the usual kind of party with the usual kind of people on the usual kind of college night. And yeah, we had fun.
The next day I overheard Katharine on the phone with a pal talking about the “amazing” and “wonderful” party she had attended and how it was “incredibly” fun. Zoe and I just looked at each other joked about how we might not have been at the same party because that was NOT how we remembered it. At all.
Carrying the joke a bit further, I proposed that perhaps the difference between our life and Katharine’s was simply a series of better adjectives.
And you know what? It was true.
And it IS STILL true for all of us. Think about that for a moment… your life is essentially how you describe it. So, what words are you using? Are they empowering? Positive? Or are they defeating?
There was a lesson in there for me. I have carried it with me and applied it to my life ever since.
And you know what? I’ve found that my life is nothing short of FABULOUS!