My niece, clad in an eyelet white dress rolled around the patio on her shiny pink radio flyer trike. The adults of the family gathered together to watch and chat, animals skittered about avoiding the wheels of the flyer. Without much warning, she flipped herself and the flyer onto it's side and into a litter box.
We've all had those kind of days...dressed, ready to go out when you spill toothpaste or coffee on your shirt. An afternoon when every phone call is someone screaming at you, kindly bringing another problem to your attention.
A million different ways to feel like you've suddenly flipped into a litter box.
After this particular incident we gathered around my niece, brushed her off and straightened out her trike. We laughed and told her it was okay. A little bit of a fuss to bring it into perspective. A moment passed and she smiled and laughed with us.
That's one of the things that I love about Crossfit and having a Crossfit Family. When you're suddenly flipped into the litter, it only takes a little bit of fussing from your mates to put things back into perspective. They pick you up, brush you off, get you laughing...
Then, the next day it's your turn to do the same.