Life is full of pop quizzes...we are tested every time we're thrown off by something we didn't see coming. What most people don't realize is that it's not the outcome that decides our grade, it's how we handle it. The cooler we are under pressure, the closer we get to that A on the report card....and the fewer cell phones we'll break.
Is there a learning curve? Of course there is. Every day we are given the opportunity to learn through our experiences and to get better and better at handling the ones that surprise us... I hope that sometime soon I will master keeping my cool when McDonalds screws up my daughter's crispy chicken wrap order... just chicken and lettuce, people! Not plutonium, a TNT trigger, and a timing mechanism. Not a booster rocket, combustible fuel, and trajectory. Not even, for God’s sake “two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese..” Is it that they can’t make the crispy chicken wrap with ONLY LETTUCE AND CHICKEN because there’s no SONG that tells them how to do it?
Last week I was away in North Carolina and almost every moment for me was like a pop quiz, but the biggest ones were on the drive home. Anyone who has done it knows that traveling through several states can be challenging. What time should I leave? Should I continue through torrential downpours or should I pull over? How tired is too tired to drive? And at what point does the bickering from the back seat become grating enough to decide that a hundred miles in the trunk would bring my kids closer together?
Today, for those of you loyal enough to be sticking with my summer reading book club, I have a treat for you.
A mid week pop quiz... with a reward.
If you have been keeping up with your reading assignments, this should be easy. Pay close attention to the rules:
1. Between now and Friday 7/12/13 at midnight, post a review for:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/suki-cf-winn/1114686016?ean=2940016344898 (Barnes and Noble)
WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME:
http://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Place-Time-ebook/dp/B008955FG2 (Amazon) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrong-place-wrong-time-david-p-perlmutter/1111940133?ean=2940033298525 (Barnes and Noble)
2. Leave an email address where we can reach you at and which book you reviewed on the comments of this post
3. I will randomly pick ONE winner to receive a mother/daughter bracelet set compliments of THE SHINY BEAD, for leaving a review about SUKI,
and David will choose TWO winners to each receive an e-book copy of his latest release, MY WAY just for leaving a review about WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME.
Hope you are all having fun with our Summer Reading Bookclub so far! There are plenty more picks and giveaways to come. Stay tuned for WEEK 3. I will post it on Sunday.