Tuesday, November 2, 2010

...Because A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart...

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!

7 comments:

Joy said...

Sorry about the ticket:( But congratulations on your first red cup!! I want one too!:)

Cyn said...

sorry your day started out so rocky! hope that despite the dental work that it looks brighter and brighter for you. and yay! RED CUPS!

Amy said...

Boo on the ticket.. I feel your pain..
YAHOOOO for red cups, I am totally going to Starbucks tomorrow! :)

Thany said...

I would like to say that while I am so so happy about the Red cup, it contains a little too much WHITE for my liking.

But, I remain thankful as well. For you, for your other friends that love you and for the Red cup.

Missy Shell said...

It does have a lot of white. And I don't like the bird and the deer. I'm focusing on the snowflakes. LOVE the snowflakes.

Sooz said...

*gasp* Red cuuuuuuups are heeeeere! Cue the Joy! Also I am most glad that you decided to NaBloPoMo after all!

Sooz said...

I think the cups might differ based on size. Today my grande cup had what I think is supposed to be carolers on it...and less white parts.