Updated: Jun 5
Welcome to 2023! You may have heard this next observation a lot already, but I STILL can’t believe that 2022 has come and gone SO fast. When I reflect on the past 12 months, a lot has happened TO me and THROUGH me that I’m so grateful for. Not the least of which is the evolution of my podcasts and the widening of our community. Thank you for joining me, for encouraging me, and most of all, for sharing this content with your network.
I’m wearing some lovely rose-colored glasses today and it’s for a reason. Before I get into that, I want to share a few meanings behind the term rose-colored glasses along with some examples.
Grammarist tells us that Rose-colored glasses describe an optimistic, cheerful way of looking at life. Like seeing the silver lining behind every dark cloud.
Now, this might not be the BEST example, but the other day I called an office to make sure someone would be there if I drove the 15 miles out of my way for an in-person consultation. With so many people still opting to work from home, I didn’t want to make any assumptions.
After being assured it was a working office I got in my car and made the trip. And sure enough, when I got there, I was the ONLY one there. Me and the lovely, typed note on the double door that said, “Sorry (not sorry) we missed you.” Ok, I added the not sorry part for dramatic flair. But even the security guard who made sure I found the suite said, “I could have told you nobody would be there, but I may have been wrong so I didn’t say anything.”
Honestly, I was upset for about 5 minutes (yay me!) because I knew there was a 50-50 chance that would happen. And then, all of a sudden, I was reminded of another stop that was now more convenient to make, that I probably wouldn't have prioritized anytime soon. So, I got in my car, made my way to my next destination, and got the solution to a troubling issue. So, although my original bit of business didn’t get handled, I was able to unexpectedly tend to something else just as important. The silver lining behind that dark cloud of disappointment was an unexpected surprise.