Friday, June 14, 2013

Lessons From the Edge

You've got to accentuate the positive.

This is one of the songs which plays frequently at Edgewood. And even though I *ahem* get a little tired of hearing it, I must admit it's a catchy tune. And I found myself singing it to some residents last Friday.
We took a trip to an airfield nearby to watch radio controlled airplanes fly. The event was called WarBirds and Classics Over Michigan, and it was fun for our residents to look at the planes. (Especially some of our veterans. I thought one man would have tried crawling into the plane if no one was watching. And if he was able to shrink himself to nine inches tall!)
It was great hearing them reminisce.
The not-great part was the weather. It was quite chilly. And breezy.

BUT, it wasn't raining.

Last year when we came to WarBirds and Classics Over Michigan, not only was it chilly, but it was also raining. And we didn't get to see any planes fly.
So this year, whenever someone commented about the temperature, I said, "At least it isn't raining!" And I started to sing...You've got to accentuate the positive.

How can you accentuate the positive today?
Just so you know, I took my retreat day yesterday. So the blog will be resting next week.
I'll be back on the 17th.



Sara K. said...

Those were the days! :) Although I can see how this song *might* get a little old after awhile. :)

Since my oldest son is rather a "melancholy" personality, he is prone to seeing the negative in things. (Read: he complains a lot.) So I strive to keep my gripes reigned in as much as I can. For example, waiting for traffic today... so tempting to start sighing deeply or let a little complaint like "Come on, people!" slip out. So when he noticed we had been waiting awhile to turn left, I said, "Well, the good part is that I just get to spend this time with you!" :)

Karen Hossink said...

Sara - Way to capitalize on the circumstance! :)

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Had totally forgotten about that song. I bet those sweet Edgewood folk did enjoy the airshow. Sounds like fun.