Last week my hubby and I took a little post Labor Day, 3 day get away to Cape Elizabeth, ME. It was such a glorious little vacation and we had so much fun exploring all the beaches, hiking through trails and eating at fun restaurants.
Seeing that we were so close to Portland we obviously had to go and check out the restaurant scene there too. ( ps – we’re complete foodies!) Having had our share of seafood the night before at the Lobster Shack, we picked Emilitsa, a greek place rated as the 3rd best restaurant in Portland.
We arrived early to a beautifully decorated restaurant with a great ambiance. We started our feast and everything from the wine and appetizers to Bob’s moussaka was exquisite! There was only one problem…I ordered duck. It was dry and very disappointing. Luckily, hubby and I had agreed to split our meals so at least I didn’t have food envy the entire time.
The next day my bad meal got me thinking:
How often do we let one little hiccup or mis-hap spoil our entire day? It would have been easy for me to complain and keep referring back to the awful duck dish, but instead I chose to remember the ambiance, the fun I had with Bob, and the yummy wine.
You see when something horrible happens in your day, you have a choice – you can either sulk and focus on that one thing the whole day, or you can choose to let it go and focus on all the wonderful things that are going right in your day. Think about it – on average how many more things go right than wrong?
You wake up on time, you have electricity, you have hot water, you have a cup of coffee..sure maybe you miss your train or traffic is bad, but another train comes and you eventually do make it to work. Then you may have a little tiff with your boss, sure – but a happy client calls or you get to go to your favorite Pilates class later and that night you get into a warm bed. You get my point. More things go right all the time than wrong and you choose how the bad stuff affects you.
I now know not to order duck in future, but I’ll be back for moussaka, wine and the amazing company!