The world is really a messed up place right now.
Ebola. ISIS. School shootings.
If we think too much about it life can get overwhelming. We need to stop and think each day about the simple things in life that we are thankful for and make us happy.
I stress a lot about saving money, but yesterday this was put into perspective. I was at the doctor’s office in the waiting room (waiting for my primary care doctor who is always running one hour behind, even at 8:30am) and a young man at the counter was uncomfortable when he was told he had a $10 co-pay and owed $10 from the last visit. He asked if he had to pay today and when the receptionist said yes, he hesitantly handed over a bank card and told her he wasn’t sure how much money was in his checking account. This made me step back and realize I am lucky that I do not need to worry about paying for my medical bills.
Here are some simple things that make me happy right now:
1. Today is Friday which means it’s pizza and cocktail night with my husband.
2. To make it an even better Friday, the Dodgers are playing game 1 of the playoffs tonite.
3. Even though I have a horrendous drive to and from work each day, it is very pretty this time of year with views of the changing leaves, the Potomac river, Georgetown and the Washington DC monuments.
4. This picture that I printed and framed for my family room. Love the red umbrella.
What simple things make you happy today?