I awoke to another gray and rainy day.
It’s been raining FOREVER. We’re stuck inside; it’s even beginning to get the new PUPPY down.
I slogged through the morning. My older daughter Ana was easy to rouse this morning because she had a pretty new shirt and some new socks to wear to school. Remember the days when coordinating socks and shirts could brighten your whole attitude?
I drove her to school and as she was getting out of the car, her best friend Nina was also arriving and --are you ready?-- Nina was wearing the same exact shirt!
Remember when wearing the same clothes as your best friend was the best and coolest thing ever? Remember that?
I got Jane up and ready (Jane is learning how to yo-yo and this is just a HUGE DEAL) and I went to the grocery store. In the rain. My feet were wet and my attitude was poor so I decided to stop by the Starbucks. I ordered my coffee and paid the $2.65 with my gift card (left from my birthday) and as I turned away, I had this momentary impulse and gave in to it. "Here," I said to the Barista, handing him a $5 bill.
He was astonished. "What's this for?"
"Just because I'm in a really good mood and I've always wanted to do this. Have a truly spectacular day!"
Sometimes, you can create your own reality for $5 and some coordinating socks.