This morning I arrived at work and as I was getting out of the car I just happened to glance at my reflection in the car window and realized that there was a hole in my pants. To be more specific there was a hole in the crotch area of my pants and I was seconds from walking into work. There was no time to drive back home and change. I also did not have extra pants in the car. Note to self, put extra pants in the car for this type of emergency.
I had a decision to make which was to go home and change or go work as is. I decided to go into the building and start my work day. I did end up spending most of the day either in my office or strategically walking while holding something. I text my sister and also a friend letting them know that I had a crotch area hole but God is good and let me discover it before walking into the building and so I am blessed!
In the past something like this would have caused me to be embarrassed for weeks and then to obsessively replay over and over all the people I met who might have noticed the hole. But I find myself not reacting in that way since I started my journey of having a deeper relationship with God.
I did order several new pants online while on my lunch break and I made a note in my planner to take my three sets of pants to a seamstress for repairs. Yes you heard me correctly this current pair of pants joined a group of two other pairs of pants that have crotch area holes. No I’m not doing anything weird to get said holes. I believe that the stitching in that area is not done well and therefore sometimes loosens but that is a conspiracy theory for another time.
The lesson I feel I was meant to learn here is that life will throw me a curveball of a hole in the crotch area type of situation but I can choose to react to it differently and maybe just maybe I will also end up with a hole in the crotch area story to share with my friends.