March #SOL16 Day 19
A format I tried out last year during the March SOL Challenge. Giving it another try!
The end of my day on Thursday, March 17th…Went to bed feeling down. Really sad. 😦
Before that…CRACK! I heard that sound as I backed my car into a cement column in the parking garage in the city. Man. I didn’t see that coming at all. I slowly crept out of my car to survey the damage. I see a dent in the bumper and the plastic reflector light is hanging on for dear life.
Before that…Walked to the car after an enjoyable dinner with my friend, who is like my sister. The walk was relaxed and easy. People were hustling and bustling about without their coats. Possibly because it was fairly warm. Possibly because they were drunk. It was St. Patrick’s Day.
Before that…Enjoyed dinner and got to catch up with our friend who was also our server. She moonlights as an improv comedian. She’s hilarious. Her final words to us as we left; “You guys are good for my soul.”
Before that…Endured a very long meeting at the Board of Education office in the Thompson Center. Lots of double talk. Nothing getting accomplished. Enough said.
Before that…Stopped at the local CVS to buy milk and a gift card. The cashier asked who the lucky recipient was and I told her I was spoiling my niece for her birthday. She proceeded to share her story with me in the span of about 30 seconds. In that short time I knew this was really important to her. She said had always been closer to her dad and that her cousin was very close with her mother. She said she had felt a little jealous, but was happy that there was someone for everyone, like I was there for my niece. She was a great story teller.
Before that…Spent some time with my boy at one of our schools. He didn’t come willingly. Shuffled his feet. Head down. Very unhappy. Conversing was very difficult. Then, we took a walk. We got outside and felt the sun and cool breeze on our faces. He said, “This feels like spring in Wisconsin.” I suggested he write about that and he agreed it would be a great story. His mood? A total turnaround. He opened up and shared his burden. He learned at that moment that there are ways to make himself feel less angry other than hitting something. It seemed like a break-through.
Before that...Drove through at McDonald’s for coffee. The driver that ordered in the lane parallel to mine started to go and then signaled for me to take his place. I paid for his order with mine. He waved so enthusiastically in my direction. He really appreciated the gesture. I thought, this is going to be a great day.
Before that…Glanced out of the window while getting ready for work to see one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen. I grabbed my phone and took pictures of the giant orange ball that lifted straight out of Lake Michigan. I had such a feeling of awe throughout my whole being.
Before that…I opened my eyes and instantly felt good.
I am so grateful that this is what I get to see in the morning.