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My Favorite Mistake
I am the kind of person who screws up all the time.
Hard to believe; I know, but true. In fact I screw up so much that when I actually nail something I gloat, in my head, for a LONG time after. Such a long time; that when I mess up again I think to myself "Yeah but remember that one time I nailed it...that was SWEET!"
Today, I managed to do it again. I snuck into a room thinking that no one was there and began to sing at the top of my lungs like a buffoon, all of a sudden I hear a voice asking me to stop, hopefully not because it was bad but more because it was after midnight, apparently there was a maintenance man sleeping in there...that's right, sleeping. Anyway I nervously responded "Oh I'm sorry, I was um....looking for something" Really? Really Gina? Looking for something? And you broke into song? What is this a musical?
As I left the room; tail between my legs; I couldn't stop laughing. I couldn't help but think it had happened for a reason. My inner voice is screaming "Yeah the reason is you're a weirdo!" don't worry she's just cranky, cranky and correct but that's not where I was going with this. As easy as it was for me to laugh at this mishap, sometimes it's not so easy. Some mistakes are mortifying but it's really important not to get caught up in the emotion and the embarrassment of the moment and lose the lesson. Sometimes mistakes take us down a road that maybe we would not have taken but by some Divine intervention and human error we are forced down the road.
Tonight my mishap led me to write this blog, which was exactly the direction I wanted to take my blog in but had no idea how. I'm not saying reach for the starts and screw up on purpose or don't learn from your mistakes so that it ends up happening again, not at all, I'm saying don't let the emotional pangs weigh you down to the point where you don't learn from your mistake or miss the lesson you were meant to learn.
Even though it's painfully cliché to say this, everything really does happen for a reason, keep that in mind next time you screw up.