It’s all too tempting to divide our experiences up into wins and losses. This type of thinking can define a day, a relationship, or a life if we are not careful.
There are plenty of public examples of sore losers and gloating winners, but the best lessons in life and character can be learned in these moments. It’s something I’ve seen in my travels, when good and bad experiences stand out of normal context, in sharper relief.
I recently heard from a client of ours who had returned from our Wine and Food week in Tuscany. In passing, she mentioned how supportive Tracy, our Untours host, was in helping her track her lost luggage. She also told me that it was her daughter-in-law who found the truffle on our escorted hunt!
One minute life steals your suitcase and the next it gives a precious mushroom. Either way, you’re better off if you can roll with it.
The winners and losers of the 2018 Untours Photo Contest were equally gracious. I got more fun and playful emails from our dozen fantastic finalists than I ever could have imagined, even with the ensuing controversy that gave us all a laugh. Take a peek to see.
Here’s to wins, losses, and the grit and grace to manage both,