Today didn't start out so great. It was a hectic morning and there were just a couple of little things that were bugging me.
The speeding ticket (while driving carpool) didn't help. Nor does thinking about the dental work that I will receive in a couple of hours.
Lately though, when things have been looking down, I've been trying to focus more on being thankful. It's hard to have a pity party and be thankful at the same time. I have my moments, don't get me wrong. Some of you were with me at "that moment" when you got the text about the speeding ticket. But in general, I'm trying to follow Monty Python's example and look on the bright side of life.
With that in mind, there are two things that I'm thankful for this morning.
First, the return of my good friend, The Red Cup. It's hard to be sad when sipping a vanilla latte from a Red Cup.
Second, I'm thankful for my friend, Andreya, and for the unexpected blessing of the Starbucks gift card that allowed my first Red Cup of the season to be free! There was also a super sweet note with the gift card that made my tears of panic (dang ticket) turn to tears of happiness. Thank you, Andreya! You're such a blessing!