Wednesday, July 1, 2009

in all things, give thanks...

This morning as I headed out to work, I was a block away and realized I left my cell phone at home. Hmm, do I go back, or just go ahead and have one day that I'm not connected to the world? I had plenty of time, so I went on back and got my phone.

About 20 minutes later, morning traffic is flowing pretty smooth. Picking up a bit, but not a beating. As I topped a rise, I spotted something in the road, but didn't have time to swerve and miss it. Ka-plump! Whatever I ran over, it sure wasn't an aluminum can. Pretty solid, probably metal. With my tire ka-plumpin', I slowed down, and eased to the far right. Fortunately there was an exit handy, and I got off, pulling into an empty parking lot. Imagine my chagrin when I saw a hole the size of Texas in my right rear tire. But, you can also imagine how thankful I was that I had made that turn and headed back to the house for my cell phone.

Fortunately for me, since David's a teacher and out for the summer, he was able to be there within 10 or 15 minutes, changed out the tire with the spare "baby" tire, and I was on my way. John had mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I needed new tires, so I stopped at Discount Tire on my way in to work, and got a whole new set, along with a rim to replace the one I ruined. And, as a bright little ray of sunshine, I'm getting a new GPS free because I got 4 tires!

I know God looks out for me everyday, but today I think He chose to remind me that He's here. Yes, I'm a Pollyanna and look on the bright side, but for the part of town I was traveling through, I'm glad I had my cellphone, it was daylight, I got off the freeway with no problems, and David was handy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

3 comments:

Sherry said...

Being a Pollyanna is so much more fun that being a Gloomy Gus! I much, much prefer living my life 'half-full' instead of 'half-empty.'

everythingquilts said...

Enjoyed the story,it is always better to look at the bright side of things!

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