…and today is not mine.
This was my header for a blog post about my seemingly not so good day. I went to the Dentist where I found out I need a root canal. I had to borrow money to pay for the root canal (it was happily given, I just hate doing that to someone who I know worked hard for it -even if they have it to spare). Then I got the ‘you didn’t get the job’ email from a great museum. Then I lost an antler from my car being Rudolph (which is silly and I am not sad or mad I just like it and it piled on). I was ready to vent and complain about all these things (which are totally not the end of the world), when I remembered the date. December 7. I had been thinking so much about it being Dentist Day I forgot it is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Not only an attack but the US entry into the war and a tough time where people lost their lives. That’s when I realized I have nothing to complain about. These minor annoyances aren’t that bad at all. I have the resources and help I need to get my tooth fixed, I don’t have to move from my life here for the job, and I can buy another antler on amazon. Suddenly, by changing my frame of mind – my day wasn’t bad at all. Know your history – might just bring you a little perspective (like it did for me today).
I hope you are all doing well in the pandemic age we are in. Especially my folks on the stay at home order like us. Stay home and stay safe!