One day John decided to forego going to the office in order to take his son fishing. They spent the entire day together but did not catch a single fish.
When they arrived home, John wrote in his diary – “Today was a totally wasted day. I went fishing with my son and we did not catch any fish. The worst day of my life.”
Several years later, John’s son was killed in a car accident. John was going through his son’s possessions when he stumbled upon his son’s diary. Skimming through it he came upon the entry of that uneventful day John had considered totally wasted.
It read – “I went fishing with my dad today. I got to spend the entire day with him. It was the best day of my life.