It’s actually Friday rather than Thursday, but oh well, stuff happens. This week, the stuff included computer problems both at work and at home, along with other assorted disruptions to my usual schedule.

I’m not going to complain, though. After seeing all the damage caused by recent tornadoes in this area, my little annoyances look totally trivial. And of course, just about everything has useful learning experiences in it somewhere, even if they are not obvious right away.

Word-art that says "Sometimes you win, sometimes you (lose, crossed out) learn."

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. So long I haven’t participated in any challenge. I need more discipline! Great message, we really feel much better when we see our mistakes as a lesson!

  2. I know for almost any situation — if I/we change the perspective — there is ALWAYS someone whose journey is more difficult than my/our own. Thank you for the reminder.

    • Yes, there are many perspectives, always — we just need to remember to “zoom out” when we get too focused on a particular problem.

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