So yesterday morning, what was supposed to be a quick trip to pick up my husband's pickup from the shop, turned into a 35 minute ordeal in which we were very seriously told, "We can't find your vehicle." Those who know me, know that I am not a very patient person in certain circumstances. This was one of those circumstances. Those who know me, also know that I am not a morning person most days. This was one of those days. Needless to say I was frazzled by the time I arrived at work twenty-five minutes later than expected. In a conversation with my boss, I explained not only the ridiculous reason for my tardiness, but also that I had spaced out a doctor's appointment and would therefore need to leave early. I felt like just flushing the entire day with a start and an end like that!
However, five minutes later, a little boy who loves super heroes, changed my mind. An hour later, a little boy who finally learned all his short vowel sounds, changed my mind. Two hours later, a little girl with a new haircut, changed my mind. My day was not a waste. There was so much good to be had and here I was choosing to be mad about waiting for our pickup instead of enjoying the extra thirty-five minutes with my kids (even if it was while they were strapped into their car seats while my husband and I waited for our vehicle to be "found"). I was choosing to have negative thoughts about my doctor's appointment even though I thoroughly enjoy the company of my doctor and respect what she has to tell me. I was choosing to throw away a day that had just begun for the students at my school. Lucky for me, that little boy who loves super heroes, changed my mind early. I thanked God for that little boy today.
While getting my own children ready for bed last night, my three year old whispered, "Mommy, you a sweetheart. I love you like crazy cakes." My day was not a waste. I thanked God for that little boy today too.
Everyday has something good and I am so thankful I didn't flush this one away.