LIST 42 | List out the details of the worst-case scenario for something you are stressed about right now.
I had to laugh at this prompt because I have a child who regularly goes to the “worst-case scenario” – this has happened for the majority of their life. It’s EXHAUSTING because the worst case has yet to happen – and likely never will – and yet it is still the go-to response.
I don’t often think in those terms. My go-to response to most scenarios is turning shit into sunshine. I’m hard-wired to look for the good in every situation. And, over the years, I’ve learned what others might consider the worst possible outcome may not be my worst possible outcome.
(And, in the keeping it real department, a year ago my dear friend of 37 years met me in Whistler, B.C. to explore the possibility of living a life together. By the end of the week, we decided we were Anam Cara, destined. Our love grew every day for the 299 days we had together. Indeed, it continues to grow as I recount in my quiet moments all of the wonderful gifts he gave me and our children. Though our forever turned out to be a very short, too short time, the worst-case scenario was to live a life without him in it. I choose to focus on how glorious it was to have known Bill at all.)