I knew when I was walking (not running of course) home from the gym at 6:45 this morning, that this day was going to be rough. And it was. I had locked both sets of keys in my car. A new one for even me.
My day just got better from there (note sarcasm).
A few hours later I was in complete hysterics when my credit card was denied. OF COURSE, I had to think the worst, believing that we had been hacked, robbed, and anything else I could think of. Well, after about an hour and half of craziness it all boiled down to me not activating my new credit card. Um … my bad.
What else happened you ask? Was there more to my “rough” day? Heck yeah there was more!
My H-Crew and I were cut off and almost hit by another car on the way to school this morning. I found a hair on my breakfast plate … after I ate the entire thing. And NO it wasn’t mine. GUH. And as luck would have it, my credit card was declined paying for my hairy breakfast (see my above mishap). AND because my day was THAT GOOD, I managed to impale my bicep on a wood chip that somehow managed to become imbedded in my jacket sleeve. WHAT. THE. HECK? And NO, I didn’t make into the New York Marathon this year. BIG SIGH.
BUT … something else happened too. Something happened very early on that made this awful day … well … not so awful.
Something or someone (God, the Universe, what or whomever) told me to stay aware of the beauty that surrounded me. Now don’t get me wrong, I try to do this every day. But this was such a strong feeling I knew I had to do something more bold than just giving it a head nod and an “oh yeah, of course”. So I decided that wherever I was, no matter what I was dealing with, and no matter how crappy I felt I was going to look for flowers.
And WOW, did is see a ton! BEAUTIFUL, COLORFUL, WONDERFUL FLOWERS! And they were everywhere.
I’m pretty sure that if that little voice/feeling/whatever hadn’t been present so earlier on, that my day would have ended much differently. For some reason I was given a gentle reminder that I should try to see the beauty in this world even when I didn’t want to. Wow. I. Am. Blessed.
So, was my day rough? Certainly. Were there things to be thankful for? In abundance. Is tomorrow a new day to start fresh? ABSOFREAKINLUTELY.
Well, I hope you all had a day where you stopped … looked … and appreciated!!!