"Ugh...I did something really bad today!"
Those were the words I heard from a friend over the phone earlier this week.
Knowing this person is not evil in any way, I pondered the possible bad actions.
Did she jaywalk?
Dent a can of soup to get a discount?
Sneak a bag of Skittles into a movie theater?
Turns out she was having a bad day and, against better judgment, stopped at a restaurant to indulge in her favorite comfort meal.
Yes, she did.
I'll stand back and wait for the lightning.
Okay, that's long enough.
"Was it good?!?" I asked.
"It was awesome" she replied.
"Did you keep your napkin?"
"It was all messy with sauce, why would I do that?!?"
Knowing that she keeps a Gratitude Journal (as I have done for years), I suggested that even a small piece of the napkin, with an aromatic hint of BBQ sauce on it, would make her smile every time she opens it up to write.
There are days when I struggle to think of something to be thankful for.
Not every day above ground is a 'great day'. Some speakers blather on with fluffy crap like that, but I don't believe it.
Every day is what we make of it, and we have the opportunity to make something good happen...even if we fall off the fitness wagon face-first into a messy BBQ sandwich.
Some days, the greatest gift to ourselves is a memory we create which will make us smile on the really sucky days...and we all have those now and then.
I didn't even get to taste it, but I now have the gift of a memory which will make me smile the next time I eat a messy BBQ sandwich.
I can be one hell of a slob when I eat, so there's no worry about me needing napkins. A tarp might be a better idea.
How can THIS day leave a lasting impression, or really cool stain, on the list of things YOU are grateful for?!?
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