Today was really frustrating and emotional. Seddy and I left Cancun to fly home and neither one of us was ready to go home.
When we arrived at the airport, American Airlines really knocked the wind out of our sails. After a week in paradise, our romantic vacation was drastically over when we learned that we would be separated on the flight home.
Every single person informed me that I was out of luck because the flight was booked. So, which asshole determines which families stay together and which ones get separated?
I was overwhelmed and very quick to get angry. I just sat down and cried and just tried to take some deep breaths to calm down. I always have an issue with this airline. Why do I keep using them!? Yes...my period started last night. And I knew that my hormones were partially to blame for my poor behavior. However, I didnt want to be upset. I didn't want to be in a bad mood after the week that I had. I also didn't want to be responsible for making someone else feel that way.
Since I was powerless to change my circumstances, the only thing I could change was my reaction to those circumstances. I started checking in with myself. Why am I acting this way? Did the staff intentionally separate us because they wanted to ruin my vacation and keep me from being happy? No.
I wiped my tear-streaked face and let myself relax. I am alive and have an unlimited number of things to be grateful for. I need to really stop getting myself worked up over #firstworldproblems
A little boy, just under 3 years old started talking to me. He was just behind me and at first I could hear him getting louder but it wasnt for a few moments that I realized he was trying to have a conversation with me.
It was the first time since arriving to the airport that I had smiled. This little boy was so full of light, curiosity, and beautiful energy. And before I knew it, I forgot to be upset.
All you need to do is to shift your focus to gratitude and things that you can actually change.