Today has been one of those days that weird and random things just happen. I have these days often, but this one had photo ops so I figured I’d share. First of all, it has been raining for what seems like forever. I think it actually started last night, but it’s been gloomy/sprinkle-y since Saturday so to me that equals forever. Any-who, today was supposed to be my big shopping day. The original plan was to go to town, do my grocery & Walgreen’s shopping, come home & unload, then head to coffee, then pick up kids from school. Since it was pouring, I decided to cut back on the grocery shopping a little and only go to one store, and wait until tomorrow to go to Walgreen’s. It started to let up, and was a light steady rain so I grabbed an umbrella and headed out the door. I unstrapped the umbrella, gave it a little shake, and pressed the button. As it began to open, the end flew off the handle, opened up and landed upside down in the rain. I stood there, shocked for a second, then snapped a picture.
After running through the rain to the truck to retrieve a different umbrella, Grayson and I headed to the store. When we got there, I realized I had forgotten the debit card, so I was very limited on what I could buy. We exited the truck holding the good umbrella, and somehow within 2 steps I sloshed water into my left shoe in turn drenching my pant leg.
So, now I am irritated about forgetting the debit card, ticked about my shoe, sock, and pants being soaked, and I get stopped by a sweet elderly man who feels the need to tell me a VERY long story about his childhood. I wasn’t in a hurry, and I didn’t mind talking to him at all…it actually put me in a better mood. Sometimes it is nice just to stop, take a breath, and listen. I like to think that God puts people like that in our path for a reason…whether it be to delay someone from being in an accident or just brighten a lonely person’s day. Often times, we let irritants pile up rather than let them go.
My unsolicited advice to my readers: When your day seems like total crap, force a smile, let out a giggle, take a deep breath, and thank God that you have crap days so you can appreciate the great ones.