I am struck today by the idea that very rarely is a day all good or all bad. It is almost always a mix of the two. I wonder why that is? I can think back over the last few weeks and find a couple of days that were mostly good. I can also pick out a few that were real dogs! But on the whole, we usually get a little of both. I wonder if that is all about God's grace?Even in the midst of a really cruddy day He allows something good to break in just as a little reminder that he is still up there and still loves us. And those mostly good days? I will take those as grace from above!
Today has sort of been one of those "dog days." Had to have the oil changed on the car and that always ends up costing more than the $29.99 deal Jiffy Lube advertises--they are masters of the up-sell! And then I had to get a prescription filled for Audrey. I was told that it was ready at our local Kaiser pharmacy. But when I got there they told me that the prescription got sent to Westminster, which is about 30 miles north of us! Why the heck did you send it the whole way up there!? So they sent me to talk to our doctor's nurse and that she could straighten it out. And she did, but the whole process went from being a five minute errand to taking just about an hour.
Then I went grocery shopping at Sprouts. I know I should go to the Walmarts but Sprouts is just such an inviting place to shop. Everyone is so nice and happy and mellow. It's is the polar opposite of the Walmarts. So I picked up the necessities (bread, milk, eggs) and came home.
Happy Holly was here for a visit with Joanne. Have I told you about Happy Holly? For a while there I was giving everyone nicknames so I could remember their real names. And Happy Holly is just that: Happy! I can't think of a time when I have been around her that her cheerfulness hasn't shone through. She and her family have been through a lot but she has an irrepressible spirit. She has been a great friend to Joanne and they always have the nicest visits.
Shanna was over yesterday for prayer time with Joanne and that was awesome too! And we got to have burgers at the Franklin's last Sunday which was a blast even though we didn't get to meet their new puppy who is off getting doggy trained at a prison somewhere in Southern Colorado...but I digress. Joanne has been blessed with some dear friends. They can be a very good thing in an otherwise lousy day!
And today, being a little on the lousy side, my dad called out of the blue to say that he and my mom are coming up to take us out to dinner just becasue. I can't tell you how much that means to me. they are going to drive 45 minutes up here fromt he Springs just to see us and give us a good meal--I think we are going to California Pizza Kitchen! That is definitely a bright spot in a bummer of a day.
So why do you think the good comes with the bad and vice versa? Is that karma? Is it just keeping balance in the universe or do you think that it's just the way God works in our day to day lives? Do you think God cares about the little stuff? I'd like to think so.