It’s Not on the Agenda

May 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Geri RoskpfI’ve found that as humans, we share a common kinship — life isn’t good all the time. Sometimes you really have to fight to remain calm and keep that smile on your face.

I expected Monday to be a typical day of catching up with weekend paperwork, doing payroll and maybe trying and get the lawn mowed. A phone call changed all that. I ended up having to go to the emergency room. Being in the hospital, waiting for results, and suggestions of having a procedure done that night, was not on my agenda. I felt hopeless, frustrated, anxious, concerned — a roller coaster of emotions. I was not in control, and it didn’t feel good.

It’s been a tough week, and I’m sure anyone who has been through health and medical challenges can relate. I have a better understanding of all sorts of medical terms and procedures, and I have a lot more respect for all medical professionals. The care you get is half of the battle in facing the unknown, or hitting bottom.

I think the motoring public must feel like I did when they need to deal with their vehicle being towed for whatever reason — accident, impound, breakdown, etc. Most often it happens at the worst time and can totally disrupt your life’s “agenda.” It really does help to have a pleasant dispatcher take your call and then have a professional tower take care of your vehicle in a timely and caring manner.

I like this quote from Emerson: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered…”

I do know that in going forward, I’m going to add “miscellaneous” to all of my daily agenda items.