Have you ever stood on the sidelines, watching an incredulous unfolding of events? It may only be a few seconds long but it takes your breath away and leaves you awestruck in wonder. This is what happened when I decided to have orange juice one morning.
The orange juice was in my friend’s refrigerator. It had been sitting there for some time as the contents had separated and settled. I decided that it needed a good shaking, so I rhythmically turned it end over end like a skilled bartender. Let me tell you that shaking up orange juice in a pop top container is not a good idea!
What ensued was an explosion of Orange! I stood dumbfounded as I watch orange juice spray a wide swath that covered walls, ceiling, floor, sofa, table, chairs, counter, wall art, IPad, and books. Miraculously, there was not a drop of Orange on me!
The only thing I could do was laugh . . . and clean up the mess! Life is just like that sometimes. All you can do is respond. Respond in a way that serves you well and involves no harm to yourself or others. Orange happens and we deal with it. The next time I have Orange juice, I will think twice before shaking it up! Thankfully the only orange that remains are those on Ella, the Manx cat.