The little stuff, though, often slips by unnoticed. Today I made an effort to notice and be grateful for them, too:
- On the way to the gym I got stuck behind a slow-moving car. The signal turned yellow just as he was pulling through a light, forcing me to stop for the red. However, that car was long gone by time I started up again; since I was the first car at the light I could set my own pace.
- After the gym I was on my way to work, driving east on a major street (two lanes in each direction with a turn lane in the middle). They were doing some road work on the westbound lanes, forcing all the traffic to move into one lane. The traffic jam was a half mile long. I sailed by all of it.
- Before I started my shift at the mall Customer Service desk I was killing time by checking Facebook on my phone. One of the cleaning people stopped by to talk with me. She could have just as easily walked by.
- It was a beautiful fall day, and I didn't particularly want to be stuck inside, but if I hadn't been there I would have missed talking with a nice family from Denmark. I also would have missed out on a compliment I received from a sales clerk when I returned some paperwork to his store.
- When I realized my phone needed to be charged I was happy that the boss uses the same type of charger and has an extra one in the office.
- I was glad I ate an orange on the way home instead of with my lunch; it was so juicy I ended up with orange splotches all over the front of my shirt.