I’m trying to stay positive here. Really, I am!
But sometimes you just have those days. You know the ones. The days where you deal with things like:
- Stolen debit card numbers, evidenced by random large purchases posting to a checking account
- Flat tires on double jogging strollers resulting in strange lifting/pushing techniques all the way home!
- Lost cell phones secondary to above lopsided-toppling jogger technique
I don’t know about you, but these are the things that just wear me down. They seem to make it so much harder to focus on the really big stuff. More difficult to deal with the important things.
But then, there are hidden blessings:
- It is pretty hard to use a deactivated debit card. I’m saving money, baby!
- An abridged walk leads to an earlier lunch which leads to an earlier naptime- and that’s never a bad thing, is it?
- Meeting an angelic stranger with a glorious southern accent who just happens to be out for a walk and spots a lost cell phone. If our “long-walk-home, discovery-of missing-cell-phone, unloading-of-jogger, pottying, loading-van, and street-searching” procedures had been one minute faster (or slower), we would not have run into this neighbor! I literally said “Hallelujah.”
So I guess there really is a way to give thanks in everything.
I may just have to scrape off some dirt, cock my head sideways a little, and squint really hard to see it clearly.