I apologize now, because I know this is going to be a (relatively) short post … at least for me. I’m just not feeling a 100% today and I’m trying to shake off the yuckies.
Yesterday’s good deed was again, nothing that was extraordinarily spectacular. I spent most of the day yesterday at the same Borders I did two Wednesdays back. Hubby again has been networking like crazy (nothing like free-lancing in a “new” area to try to find new contacts) and spent some time with yet another Meetup group. And while he did that, I spent some time catching up on blog reading and writing.
Because all Borders cafes now have free WiFi, there are more people (me included) that tend to stick around and surf the web. However, like most free WiFi coffee houses and bookstores, it also tends to attract those college / grad school students as well. That is one of the reasons why it tends to be difficult finding a table to sit at; lots of group studies apparently meet at this particular Borders on the weekend.
After waiting for a few minutes, I managed to score a nice spacious four-topper where I could camp out. Of course, I was conscientious enough to only take a little space of the table so that others can join me if they want. No sooner than I sat down, I noticed a group of about 5 students looking for a place to sit. And yep, you guessed it: I gave them. And boy, were they grateful … so grateful that when they left a couple hours later, they offered the table back to me.
Good Deed # 3 completed.
AND … well, since I didn’t step out of the house today (seriously, I’m planning on staying in my pajamas until tomorrow morning), I have to admit that I didn’t have an opportunity to do any random kind act. Unless you count cooking “pasta and gravy”* for Hubby for lunch a good deed … but I would have done that anyway.
So instead of another good deed, I think I’ll just add an additional “Gratitude” for the day; making it three things (for yesterday and today) I’d like to show my appreciation for.
- As much as a financial hardship it’s been (at least most recently), I am grateful that Hubby & I have a place to live both here in Chicago and Detroit. I would like nothing more than to sell our home in Detroit so we can use the mortage payment for that house for something else … but for now, it’s nice to have our own place to rest our heads when we’re back in town.
- I’m grateful for Sunday mornings. I can’t stress enough how much I love those mornings where I can wake up at my leisure. Not that every Sunday morning is like that … but when they are, nothing can be more relaxing. Except maybe if I was in Hawaii. Waking up to the sound of the ocean waves. Outside my bedroom window. But hey, I’ll take any lazy Sunday morning anywhere .
- I am so thankful for afternoon naps. Going along with my whole Lazy Sunday theme for the day, I must admit that I fell asleep on the couch trying to watch an episode of “Project Runway” that I DVR’d a couple weeks ago (I’m behind two weeks … eesh). And when I woke up? Yeah, it was just in time to see Capt Jack Sparrow on the USA Network. What a great way to wake up! LOL!
Okay, so that’s all I’ve got for today. I’m hoping that this relaxing day was just what I needed to boost my energy in preparation for another busy week.
Hope you all have a wonderful evening …
* I’ve been recently schooled that “pasta & gravy” is actually the correct term for “spaghetti” as deemed by many Chicago Italian-Americans … who knew?!
2 Replies to “3 Blessings & A Good Deed”
Sweetie, you make me smile. I hope your week is relaxed & light. I hope you’re well. Please let me know when you’ll be back in town…it’d be nice to catch up with you on one of these trips. Take care.
Ah, I really needed a dose of perspective and appreciation today. I am sorely lacking this morning. I had a somewhat rough evening last night (nothing horrible, just a minor disagreement that lead to a temper tantrum on my part), snd this morning isn’t much perkier (cut off in traffic, rude people at Whole Foods, tantrum-hangover, etc.) Anyway, my point is that I really like knowing that there’s someone out there doing really nice things for other people. I try my best to be courteous (and wish that everyone would), but I never fail to be disappointed by just how crappy people can be toward each other. So, it’s really nice to read about your efforts to be nice to other people, because there’s just not enough of that in the world right now.