Thursday, November 17, 2011
I Burnt My Bagel
Don't get me wrong, my brain started it's normal belittling mental chatter, but then I remembered my "assignment" to fail. I thought to myself, "Self, is this a failure? Is this my chance to put this assignment to use?"
While burning a bagel may not seem like a failure to most, it does often feel like one to me. So, I decided to go with it. I stopped and thought to myself, "Self, you burnt your bagel. Wow! What a big deal! Yes, you could have popped it out sooner. Of course, that may have been a little difficult seeing as you were across the house doing something else at the same time. It's just a bagel. It's not the end of the world. It may be a little extra crispy, but oh well. We'll hide it under a little low-fat cream cheese. Let's move on and enjoy the rest of the day."
It took me a little while to process it all and really come to terms with it, but halfway through crunching on my extra crispy bagel, I really started believing that my burnt bagel was no big deal. Go figure! Now I can't wait until my next failure! : )