Remember how I bragged about how AWESOME Friday was? Well, apparently the universe didn't like my bragging, because this was how I started my day.
I've got a bruised and swollen knee from slamming up against the steering wheel column, and my beloved van "Goldie" is broken.
So, my husband left work to come help me, and on the way to pick me up, the tire in our OTHER van blew out.
REALLY, UNIVERSE? Really?!
All I had to say is thank goodness for AAA and helpful in-laws. It was an absurd chain of events for sure.
I spent the rest of the day taking care of this sick little buddy.
Just when I was starting to feel REALLY sorry for myself , two things happened. First, my lovely mother-in-law swept in with a bazillion groceries, did all the dishes in my sink, and offered to come back with dinner. Her thoughtfulness and generosity is endless, and very much appreciated on days like today! Thanks, Gayle!
The second thing was this:
I looked down at my wrist and took note of the CHOOSE JOY bracelets from Ashley of Lil Blue Boo. If you're not familiar with Ashley or her story, start here. And then here. And take some tissues with you because her story and her spirit will move you to tears.
Noticing those bracelets on my wrist reminded me that, despite my broken car and banged up knee and sick baby, I could still CHOOSE JOY. So, I'm trying to do just that.
And in the spirit of spreading a little joy, I'm going to give away three of my bracelets. Just leave me a comment on this post, and I'll choose winners Friday night.