She sees me staring at her, so she motions for me to give her my phone. She piddles with my phone while she "yes's, no's, and uh-huh's" the caller on the phone.
Lady, you better get off that phone or I'm gonna jump over your counter in about 3 seconds...
A the count of 2 1/2, she finally hangs up the phone.
"Mam, it looks like your phone is still under warranty, so I can get you a new one. I will take about 5 minutes," she says to my great surprise!
Oh, thank you lady. You don't know it, but you were about to get punched, and I really am not in the mood to get arrested today.
My mood was a little better then. I was really expecting to have to question and complain to get a new phone.
New. Well, the phone she gave me wasn't exactly new. It was certified refurbished. Like-new.
Okay. I'll take it. Would rather have had brand-new-never-been-opened, but I'll take this one.
I finally drive home, check the mail, and GUESS WHAT!
There's a $50 check in the mail!
I recently had a routine test performed at the hospital as ordered by my oncologist. The hospital required $175 payment for the co-pay on the day of the test. Last week, I got the statement from my insurance which said that $123 was billable by the hospital, $0 paid by insurance, and that I owed $0 to the hospital...which says to me that I overpaid the hospital. I haven't had the opportunity to call the hospital yet, but that situation was also boiling in my brain and had been contributing to my bad mood.
Thank Heavens it worked out! The hospital did do the right thing and I didn't have to punch a single person!
Good Mood is back!
But here's my question...
If just a couple of good things happening can put me in a such a good mood, what would happen if I truly did just focus on the blessings in my life?
More importantly, what would happen if I refused to dwell on the little irritations in life which are totally out of my control?
How much energy to I put into feeding my bad moods versus fueling a positive outlook?
I hate to ask the age-old question, but...is the glass half-empty or half-full?
My glass is completely full.
Running over, in fact.
There's hope for every bad mood.