Summer dropped a camera today...it was my first digital camera, one that I had passed on to the kids when I bought a new one two years ago. After being dropped, the camera would let us look at the photos that were stored on it, but it would no longer take photos.
Summer was extremely upset, hard on herself and wondering why bad things happen. I told her that "stuff happens" and "it's only bad if you call it so".
She was feeling what she was feeling and I was just holding the space for her to do that. It seemed important to just Be with her.
When Cary heard the story, he quietly suggested to me that we then give her the brand new underwater camera that he had brought back from the USA that we were going to give her for her birthday next month. (My love for him expanded in that moment!) So we did! AJ got out his guitar and played "Happy Birthday" while we all sang to her.
She was so stunned! Her state went from very negative to very positive. That was wonderful! It was also wonderful to remind her that she was worthy of good things, and we do trust her with gadgets. (Things she hadn't believed a few minutes before that.)
The biggest lesson that she got was that sometimes when "bad" things happen, it's the Universe's way of opening up a space for something even better to come into our lives. Don't be too quick to judge. Hold the space and allow the process to unfold. Amazing things can ...and do...happen!