Adventure on the Way Home


Today our son missed the bus from school to get home. And that is where the adventure began….. I was on the way to the bus stop to wait for the girls to get home when I got the call. My wife was a little concerned, so I called my son. My son in his usual way seemed quite relaxed with the situation. So Kim is at work, my son is at school and I cannot drive due to my operation…….

  • What would you do?
  • Would panic hit you as the parent?
  • Would panic hit you are the child?

Well the story ended up all good. Our son walled to another bus stop and caught a public bus home. Thank goodness for iPhones. All the research as to the bus timetable was done on the iPhone. What did we do before iPhones? So late and a little more tired, our son ended up home….. And he viewed the whole saga as an adventure. I must admit that his view of the situation was pleasing. It is good to be able to turn what some would see as a negative experience into a positive experience. May be there are some lessons for us in the story. The key lessons I got from the story was maintain a cool head and when thing go wrong, look for a solution. Just like the old saying “When given Lemons, you can either get bitter or you can make Lemonade.”

  • So what lessons did you take from this?

About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. We think so differently when we are young. I love the idea as seeing things as an adventures. Working overseas, I have had to do just that. Instead of looking at one job as ending I try to think of it as a new chapter in my life. Great post. 🙂

  2. It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised by the aplomb with which our children handle a rough spot, isn’t it? My boys missed the bus home the very FIRST day of kindergarten, six years ago. I also missed the call — I was already at the stop, with my camera trained on the bus door, for their momentous “first ride home”. ALL the other kids got off, the doors closed, and I was still standing there with my camera! After running home, getting the message, and racing to school, I found them chatting pleasantly with the office staff, none the worse for the wear.

    Thanks for the follow BTW — I happily returned the favor!

  3. there is so much we have to learn from children…especially the iGen…as we grow up we forget the fun and engulf ourselves in worry and stress…when all we need to do is change our perspective of reacting to situations in our more positive way ! Kudos to your son…God bless him with a lifelong positive approach toward life…

  4. You handled it much better than I would hav Attila, I take my hat off to you! Good job Dad!

  5. I am impressed because I have an old style phone because I always think of the “fancy” phones as an unnecessary expensive phone.

    • I used to think the same way, until in one job I got a smartphone. Then I started to realise what a great tool they are. Need to be careful that it remains a tool and you do not become a slave to the technology

  6. God always works out our problems, if we only ask, this was a good ending for you, which could have been a real problem. great blog today!!!

  7. You should be an iPhone commercial!

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