Yesterday I surprised myself and learned a new emotion. I had a very nice and relaxing yoga class that morning. After class, though, as soon as I turned the ringer of my cellphone back on, I found several messages from my husband who was trying to track me down to tell me he had lost his wallet (oh no!) and to cancel all of his credit cards. Ok, sooo - panic? No, not this time. I stayed supremely calm and quickly analyzed the situation. My heart stayed the course, my mind remained clear. Luckily, he doesn't carry much cash, nor debit cards, nor house keys in his wallet. Phew. Credit cards yes, a few, license and registration yes. Since I was across from the bank I cancelled the first two cards in person, check, done. Next I had some errands to do - which I decided to do nevertheless. Back home I cancelled the last card. Then I found out that you can reorder a replacement license online and that DMV issues a downloadable temporary license. Check, done. I was able to email my husband replacement documents and copies of registration and other necessary items within a few hours. Thank you technology.
I tend to panic easily and this is the first time I experienced absolute calm and composure in the face of a (minor) crisis, as well as complete confidence that there would be no major outfall. It was a very good lesson and I set myself a good example.