Today is the ninth of my “30 Days of Gratitude” daily gratitude journal quick page give away. If you’ve just found this, in the celebratory spirit of DSD, I have re-enabled the links to all the earlier daily give-aways and they will remain active until midnight tonight, so it really isn’t too late to grab the earlier daily downloads. Each day in November, I’ll be offering a print-size (8.5×11) quick page with a writing prompt, which at the end of the month will become a 30-page gratitude journal. Click on the image below to download today’s quick page.
I laugh a LOT, usually at this silliest non-consequential things like some less than graceful maneuver by one of the cats, or a less than intelligent move of my own. Tia (my furry neice) rolls over on the top of the cat tree, only to end up clinging for dear life to the edge because she got overly confident on that one-foot platform at the top. Tucker (my fuzzy nephew) splashing in the bathroom sink, washing his toys and splashing about creating “splashy kitty art” on the mirror. Trey (my little snuggly camo-kitty) getting himself trapped, by rolling himself up too tight into his favorite fuzzy blanket – that tiny little “help me” meow is both pitiful AND hysterical.
At my latest medical appointment, I was scheduled for a minor procedure. Unlike most doctors, I adore my orthopaedist, BUT having had this particular procedure done a couple other times over the last couple months, I wasn’t looking forward with fond anticipation. I got into the elevator to go up to the office, pushed the button and nothing happened. I stood there for a moment, trying to remember if the elevator doors were already open when I came into the lobby, before pushing the elevator button again. Still nothing happened, so out of frustration, I moved to the other elevator, just as a significantly-better-than-average-looking, young man (who am I kidding….ladies, I mean he was HOT!) walked into the lobby, and then into the second elevator behind me.
Once again, I pushed the button and once again, nothing happened, so I made some comment about technology hating me. This very gracious (super hot) young man, reaches over and pushes a button…not the one I was pushing (in either elevator). His choice wasn’t the button for the ground floor lobby, you see, it was actually for the floor with the clinic I was attempting to reach. Lo & behold, he pushed that button and the doors close immediately and, what do you know, a few seconds later, we’re both standing in the lobby of the ortho office. I looked up at him and sheepishly said “thanks for rescuing me….and not calling me a moron to my face,” in very much the same tone as Trey’s pitiful “I’m stuck in the blanket again, come rescue me” meow.
I shook my head and chuckled at myself over the series of events, most of which this young man didn’t even see, which made it even funnier to me. I chuckled at myself off and on until I got back to the exam room…only to find this same young man was my doctor’s shadow for the day and was standing there with this little “yep, I still remember that you’re a moron” look on his face. At that point, I had no choice but to laugh out loud, so hard that my sides cramped up, while my doctor looked on like he thought I’d lost my mind.
Today, I’m thankful for the furry creatures in my life that keep me laughing at their antics, for my ability to laugh at my own less than graceful moments, and for the hot young intern who didn’t call me a moron to my face.
I hope you’re playing along and will continue to gather gratitude with me throughout the month of November.
Happy Scrappin’ Ya’ll