Attitude

What Do Pancakes and Failure Have In Common?

I cried the first time I heard the first pancake theory. I was pregnant when a friend’s mom jokingly said “The first pancake is always spoiled.” I can’t say for certain that the crying jag that ensued was hormonal but looking back I realize that my reaction was probably a bit overwrought.

With the Right Attitude You Can Handle Most Anything

By the time the doctor in a small town in northern Thailand diagnosed my 11-year-old daughter with Typhoid, we had been on the road for 234 days, fallen asleep in 92 different beds, learned to say cheers in 24 different languages, and dealt with one other major illness. We had learned that strangers can become dear friends, that relics in the form of decaying body parts can make a boring church interesting, and that with the right attitude you can deal with most anything.