Day 273 of 365 Days of Silver ~~ Grateful to Be Able to Turn My Day Around

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
~~ Leonardo da Vinci

The setting….something went wrong with my cell phone. I woke up one morning and it wasn’t working at all. So after exhausting everything I could think of—note that I can’t program the VCR—I decided to take it to where I bought it and see what was wrong. I plugged it into the car charger and it started to work.

I stopped thinking about it.

Then about a month ago it did it again. So I went to the store and the guy there showed me that if I open it, take the battery out, and put it back in, it would usually work. It did. He also told me there was water damage. I couldn’t image how there could be water damage! He actually asked me if I took it in the shower with me.

**rolls eyes**

He recommended that I upgrade to a waterproof phone that is only seventy dollars, near twice what I paid for mine. A phone that wasn’t even a year old.

Then two weeks later, the Metro PCS store where I got it closes! But luckily there is a place quite close to me—even closer that where I bought it.

Anyway, my day….

This morning I get up and the phone isn’t working. I take the battery out and put it back in—twice.


So I take it to the newer store and he got it working.

Or that is what I intended.

I get to the car and the tire is flat.

So I go to the neighbor to borrow their electric pump and he says sure—and accidentally locks himself out of the house! Then a crazy set of circumstances getting us back in the house.

Finally I get the pump and get the tire inflated.

Because this phone thing couldn’t happen again. What if it stopped working when I was in Brookfield with R and I couldn’t get it working?

So I ask about the waterproof phone. Yes, he has one. And all he wants is $39.99! I asked him if that was a sale price or perhaps his price or some kind of new customer price or something. No. It’s the company price!

So was the other guy trying to cheat me?

I decided it was time to turn my day around. Because I know what can happen….

Thoughts become things.

And if I sat there dwelling one how crappy my day had been….

If I fumed and went on and on and on about it….

I could attract to me and worse and worse day.

It happens all the time. We stub our toe getting out of bed and we throw something and it either breaks our bounces back and hits us in the face or something something.

Then something happens in the bathroom and we growl about everything so far. And we cut ourselves shaving or spill pills down the drain or break our glasses.

And then and then and then….

That was not going to happen.

So I head to my doctor’s appointment and realize I have my sandals on. I have to go to work from the doctor’s office and won’t have time to get my work shoes.

But instead of cursing….

I laugh. After all, I am only a block or so from the house!

I turn around, go home, change my shoes—bad thoughts almost got in the way because I couldn’t find them in my frustration….

And I said No!!

And right there were my shoes.

Time for coffee! Really good coffee at Oddly Correct! I would make time. I stopped. Got my favorite coffee.

And discovered they have this new bear woodblock print and I am going to order one! The coffee was divine.

I go to the doctor’s office and find out for sure there is nothing wrong with my hip. No need for a new one. No arthritis. Physical therapy is suggested. It will be expensive but we will figure out something. Maybe once a week with promises to do exercises at home.

I also got the revises FMLA papers. Guess what? The doctor has decided I can call in to work once a week for up to two days, because I am depressed.

Once a week!


Will that ever solve problems! LOL!

**does the Snoopy Dance**

Work went more or less fine considering the Evil Team Lead was there and was manic today.

My boss didn’t even blink at the FMLA papers.

The ETL almost turned my day sour again and I said No!!

I stopped on the way home at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and had a wonderful meal.

And R called to make sure I was okay. Was worried about me. Was worried I’d be mad that he was bothering me!


He was worried about me.

I have someone who worries about me.

What could be better than that?

I turned my day around. I refused to buy into the angst and the mad and the “How can anything get any worse!?!?”

I turned my day around.

And now I sit at home writing this.

I am tired and will have a nice sleep.

All is well.

So grateful that I was able to turn my day around—and had the wherewithal to do it.

B.G. Thomas

PS: The Pumpkin Delight I just had was wonderful. What a nice ending for my day!


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