Did you ever have one of those days (or in this case weeks) that nothing seemed to go right? When it seems like nothing you do turns out right and the rest of world is out to get you? I'm having one of those weeks.
Yesterday started out to be one of those days. I had just found out the day before that I have two teeth that need root canals and several others that need fillings. I had another emergency procedure (I blogged about the other one last week) and I'm still in "sticker shock" over what this is going to cost me. To top that off, there is a whole list of household chores/errands that have been let slip and I've not been able to blog, etc. . . . *sigh*. . . So the short version is that yesterday was shaping up to be a rotten day!
Until somebody cared enough to take a minute out of their busy day to see if I was doing alright.
I received a very sweet phone call from Bill Spear. He was worried because I had not been blogging or answering comments, which is totally out of character for me. He took a few minutes to stop and check that I was alright and that everything was OK. I have to tell you, it changed my entire day! Bill listened patiently while I told him what had happened, then offered verbal support, and some great advice. (Liz, though I hate to think of anyone in pain, it's nice to know that someone else has been through this, and that there is in fact light at the end of this dental tunnel!)
I was amazed that someone would take the time out of their undoubtedly busy day to call me, but it totally turned things around! I have to tell you that after that call, I managed to get most of the house chores done, I finally found a great pair of running shoes (That search has been going on for over a month now!), I got my shopping done and even made it home in time to have family movie night. It was like everything just fell into place.
It got me thinking, what if we all took the time to do something nice for someone else everyday? I think that the world would be a much better place. It's like the song from Mary Poppins says "Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down!". Life would be much sweeter and far less medicinal if we all took just a moment from our day to care about someone else. ;)
All in all, yesterday turned out to be a great day!. . . . .Why?. . . . Because someone took the time to call and say "Hey! Are you doing alright?" ;)