I didn't sleep good last night, in fact I've been wide awake since 2:30am. I took the day off because I have a dentist apt this morning. It's cold, damp, and the sky is gray for the umpteenth day in a row because I'm in Ohio and it's January and that's what we do here. I have another appointment in 30 minutes so I'm sitting in town killing time. Plenty of things I could be doing at home and my job has never been busier, so I'm falling behind while I sit here.
I could take to FB to complain about any and all of those things. Here's what I did instead.
I laid in bed wide awake listening to my puppy make snuggly sleepy noises while he cuddled up close to me. I enjoyed his warmth and remembered why I'm willing to get up at 2:30am when he has to pee. He's worth it.
I got out of bed and grabbed my tea and appreciated how easy it is to heat up my tea pot on my awesome stove top. I greeted Brian with a smile because even when I'm exhausted it doesn't take much energy to warm another person's morning.
I struck up a controversial conversation with my dentist and his staff because I genuinely want their thoughts. I want to hear their worries and perspective on something other than how much I grind my teeth while I sleep.
I stopped at my favorite coffee place for a donut and Cafe mocha. Not because I was hungry, but because they are a wonderful small business trying to survive a scary uncertain market. I asked the lady at the window how much the bill was for the car behind me. She beamed and as she looked it up told me they were the sweetest couple and would really appreciate my gesture. For $5 I made 3 people smile. Worth every penny.
So now I'm sitting in a parking lot eating half a donut (these things are huge) under a perpetually gray sky thinking how lucky I am to have 30 minutes to listen to the radio and enjoy my world.
God planted me here, and then He gave me all kinds of choices. I don't always make the best ones (maybe even less than I think!) but they're mine. We have a choice, every minute of every day.
On this gray blah day, I choose JOY. It has nothing to do with location, station, or financial situation. It has everything to do with my attitude.
I hope you enjoy your day, but even if you don't there's probably going to be another one happening tomorrow. Choose wisely ⚘
Tucker (pomeranian) is an author of marginal famou'nicity. Catch his Tucker Tuesday farm pupdates here and on the Toby Way Farm facebook page.