Yesterday my amazing fiancé turned 40 🥳
I’d ordered a special yummy personalised cake for him and went to pick it up on Monday.
It was a stinking hot day ~ 37 degrees as I drove to get it. 🥵
As the cake maker brought it out, she looked utterly devastated and embarrassed saying due to the heat in her kitchen the cake hadn’t set properly.
She said she could fix it but needed more time which I wasn’t able to do that day.
In that moment I had a choice ~ get upset about it or see the funny side. 😂
For me it wasn’t even a choice.
I told her it looked delicious and would still taste delicious no matter how it looked and I knew Cam and I would laugh about it so it wasn’t an issue.
She looked fairly young and I said to her “hun, I’m nearly 42 now, life is full of mistakes you get used to it”. 🤗
As I drove the cake back to the nearest fridge it slid and melted even more as the salted caramel layers hadn’t set.
By the time I got it to Cam and told him the story he loved it even more 🏻
I then went on the cake makers page and gave her a 5 ⭐️ review for the amazing cake, which she sent me a lovely message about.
“The review! Carly, you’ve gone above and beyond. You have made me feel like my first disaster is way less than I’ve built up in my head. That was such a beautiful thing to do. I cannot thank you enough” ❤️
I know some people who’d have gone mental and made her feel even worse than she already did, they’d have written this young biz owner a shitty review and then slagged her off to all their friends.
That could have been so terrible for her biz and definitely shitty for her self esteem.
One mistake doesn’t make you a bad person or biz owner.
Support people in their mistakes and support their small businesses.
Is there anything you’ve cried or got angry about this week that you could see the funny side instead?
See what you can reframe for yourself.
And come over and join my free group here.
Catcha on the flip side,