This morning Doc and I had a meeting at 9:30. The freeway was stop and go the entire way making the 40-minute drive, 75 minutes instead. I was driving and quite frustrated (as well as a few minutes late). We disembarked from the van to immediately find a penny. Attitude Adjustment. Omen for a good day. (Coin #1)
Our meeting went until 12:15 and we were starving by then. We stopped at a nice little Thai restaurant. Doc insisted upon going next door to 99¢ World (to look for pennies). As I dropped off my briefcase at the van, there was a bright shiny beacon penny in my path. Doc found a penny in one of the aisles and I found one by the check out lines. (Coins #2-4).
After that, we ran some errands and then headed out for the new lot. I was driving and so Doc was looking out the passenger window when he spotted a penny. It was at least one car length in front of us and the signal was about to turn green, so I forbid Doc from getting out of the van (Foregone Penny).
We needed to deliver payment to the guy who cleared the lot for the weed abatement measures. We spent 30 minutes talking to the neighbor (retired Contractor) who once again gave us wonderful advice. We came home inspired and set up a meeting for next week with a contractor to brainstorm with him on some initial design parameters. One small step today.
This afternoon I was again questioning, “Penny Angels, WHY am I finding and writing these daily stories? What is the value in this? It seems trivial and at times bothersome.” A few hours later there was an email with the answer, “Tina - Good read for me today. As a wife, as a mother, as a working woman, as a friend… there is always more to give. Too often I think of myself, when my focus should always be on others. Thank you.” cj
I find when I spend my time focused on other's needs, I'm just happier and my troubles seem far less irritating. So often you meet someone who has a worse problem, so you feel selfish complaining about your small problem. And, it just makes you feel good to help. KB
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