Today my sister who was in school doing her honours project got locked out of both her laboratories accidentally. She went out of Lab A and into the dark room of Lab B to put her specimens where she eventually forgot to take her keys with her. She walked out of Lab B and only realised that after the door had shut. There she was, standing along the corridor, unable to get into both labs and without her mobile phone or any other belongings. No other student or staff was there.

Instantly, she flew into the panic mode. For five good minutes, her mind was blank except knowing that she could neither call anyone for help nor take the bus home. She was stuck.

Then she calmed down and being the vivid movie goer she is, went around the corridor looking for some thin wire. Yes, she was thinking of  picking the lock. Some wire she did find soon, and the lock she did try to pick. For ten whole minutes. Then realisation dawned upon her that this scene looked familiar. Yes, it had to be from some TV drama or movie. She finally discovered how ridiculous her plan was and that it probably wouldn’t work. She ditched the wire and started examining the lock.

She quickly figured that she just needed to somehow push the latch in and the door would open. She looked around finding tools suitable for the task and found a pair of scissors. Within five minutes, she had the door of Lab A opened. Yeah, she had retrieved her belongings! She wondered if she should pack up and go home since she needed Lab B for her work. Then she thought, why not try opening the door of Lab B as well?

That door was a tougher nut to crack and took her ten minutes.    

The entire episode took her 45 minutes.

Moral of the story?

When given any situation, as sudden as it is, as unpredictable as it is, as prickly as it is, why just panick and lose hope immediately, without even trying to salvage the situation?

Take a deep breath, calm down, slow down that pumping of your heart, clear your mind and think. It cannot be the end of the world. Nothing cannot be resolved. Not without trying.

 

Details in the Fabric
(Jason Mraz featuring James Morrison)

Calm down
Deep breaths
And get yourself dressed instead
Of running around
And pulling all your threads and
Breaking yourself up

If it’s a broken part, replace it
But if it’s a broken arm, then brace it
If it’s a broken heart, then face it

And hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your own name
And go your own way

And everything will be fine

Hang on
Help is on the way
Stay strong
I’m doing everything

Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way

And everything, everything will be fine
Everything

Are the details in the fabric
Are the things that make you panic
Are your thoughts results of static cling?

Are the things that make you blow
Hell, no reason, go on and scream
If you’re shocked it’s just the fault
Of faulty manufacturing.

Yeah everything will be fine
Everything in no time at all
Everything

Hold your own
And know your name
And go your own way

Are the details in the fabric (Hold your own, know your name)
Are the things that make you panic
Are your thoughts results of static cling? (Go your own way)

Are the details in the fabric (Hold your own, know your name)
Are the things that make you panic (Go your own way)
Is it Mother Nature’s sewing machine?

Are the things that make you blow (Hold your own, know your name)
Hell no reason go on and scream
If you’re shocked it’s just the fault (Go your own way)
Of faulty manufacturing

Everything will be fine
Everything in no time at all
Hearts will hold

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