“YOU missed your appointment sir but we can fit you in again in a month!” That’s what they told me an hour ago at the doctor’s office. Snow was on the ground outside, but my blood temperature was definitely getting warmer.
I had made arrangements for this follow up visit a month ago. It was locked in my smartphone, they called a few days ago to cancel, then called back to tell me it’s on again. I got up early, got showered and ready, didn’t have breakfast, drove down there, stood in line and boom, she hits me with this thing about how my appointment was for 9am instead of 10am. Decision point.
I was having a fantastic day up until that point. I’m so looking forward to the release of my new book on Friday that every day’s been great and full of anticipation. Yet this moment of disappointment and anger threatened all of that. I could feel myself becoming disgusted, going into a funk and deciding to complain heavily and demanding to see someone. Negative forces were trying to steal my joy, steal the day. Then I heard my alter ego say to me quietly but sternly “Don’t you give them this day Duran, don’t you give them today!”
So I asked for the next available appointment, got in my car, put on some awesome salsa rhythms from Paisa Estero and let my mind gravitate toward good vibes. They could have any day in the world they want, just not TODAY. I won’t give them TODAY. Tomorrow I’m going to read this again, and follow the same instructions!
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