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February 13, 2017 – Positive Thoughts Bring Positive Moments

New CarMy day started off pretty rough.

I battled for well over half an hour with a representative from healthcare.gov. I provided a change of address and miraculously my monthly amount due increased by $2.00. I fought a valiant battle to try and understand how that was remotely possible. In the end as is the case with battling anything red tape related in this country I surrendered to the inevitable. Once off of the phone, I was so angry I couldn’t stop the flow of tears. I was ranting and raving when I suddenly stopped pacing and took a deep breath. I’d just written about releasing anger and moving forward in life without the drain of rage. I let it go.

Before work, I decided to run to Petsmart to pick up a bag of food for Luna. I grabbed my bag, went to the register only to end up behind a lady that was doing a lot of talking and pausing between each item she placed on the counter. My inner dialogue began and I grew frustrated. I kept looking over at the other register to see if it was moving faster and was just about to walk over there, when the woman struck up a conversation with me. She mentioned that she had a really hard time picking up that large bag of food because of her COPD and that an employee of the store just stood and watched her struggle with the bag. I felt awful for her and empathized with her. She still took her time putting the smaller bag of food and 10 or so cans on the counter, but we continued our conversation. When she was rung up she asked the cashier of there was a 15% off coupon on the receipt. The cashier assured her there was. She took the receipt and placed it on top of my bag, instructing the cashier to apply it to my purchase. I was shocked. I thanked her and we walked out together. She was parked next to me. I lifted the heavy bag out of her cart and placed it in her car. She smiled, thanked me, and told me I would receive good karma for the day. As far as I was concerned, I already had.

At the end of the day as i was gathering my documents to register my car tomorrow, I noticed that my car was already registered through February of 2018. I realized also that Carmax took care of me in getting me into this car. I was ecstatic because that saves me the $60.00 I thought I’d have to pay out. There’s that good karma!

My main lesson again, was to release anger and realize that what we need comes to us when we need it if we stay positive and trust in good things.

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