“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” and “Hombre propone, Dios Dispone” are both sayings that illustrate that no matter how much planning goes into something, things may not turn out as you expect.
So what is a person supposed to do when things don’t go according to plan?
Do you throw your arms up in the air and wail at the heavens, “Why me? Why me?”
Not if you are a disciple of El Maestro del Vaso Medio Lleno, not if you strive to see the glass as half-full.
Take for example my recent plans to host an outdoor #Positivismo Party where I was going to serve delicious food with milk as a key ingredient and teach my guests to do El Paso Positivo, but when I woke up on the day of the party, the weather in San Francisco was anything but sunny.
Did this Mistress of Positivismo call up the guests and cancel? Absolutely not! Not when milk jugs and cartons had been decorated with chalkboard paint.
Quiches had been made, cream had been whipped, café was yearning to be united with leche, and so the party was moved indoors. What better way to spread the message of Positivismo than to make the very best out of a situation?
In the end, fun was had by all. We learned that even in unpredictable weather you can shape up for summer by doing El Paso Positivo indoors and that milk is a great way to help you refuel and help your muscles rebuild after a workout.
I wish I could have invited you all to the party, but since that wasn’t possible, I took lots of pics and put together this video so you could see us having fun and learning how to dance El Paso Positivo. Special thanks to my daughter Put Pie for demonstrating how to do the dance.
Now tell me, are you shaping up for summer and are you being positive?
Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.