Good friends came to visit this weekend. While partaking in Colorado adventures, the family was also looking to adopt a dog. Their dog died a month ago. On Sunday, we quickly changed our plans and coordinated activities around a dog adoption visit. The family was so excited about this potential. They attempted to expedite the process since they were on vacation. About 45 minutes into our 1.5 hour drive to see the pup, the family was they could not adopt the dog since they were on vacation. My friend, the Mom of the family, was heartbroken and frustrated. Every foster dog they’ve come across was either already adopted or something else occurred. How does this relate to you?

Do you ever keep working so hard on something but nothing ever seems to come your way? It can make you upset, frustrated, and even a little angry. And, well, it sucks, right?

In response to the notification, their 11 year old said, “It wasn’t meant to be. Perhaps we’ll find the perfect dog next time. I hope that dog finds a good family.”

Wow! I wish everyone had the playful, soft spirit of this 11year old. When life doesn’t go your way, you don’t have to hold on to the frustration. Let it go.

Amazing how the afternoon evolved from heartbreak into playing in the mountains and in creek.  The kids completely forgot what happened earlier in the day.

When life doesn’t go your way, instead of wallowing in the sorrow, how can you stop and be more playful in life again?

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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