Yesterday was quite the day for me. Not much went according to plan. I started the day with jury duty and ended it by locking the keys to the car in the trunk – which was filled with all the groceries I had just bought – including a bag of ice!
I like to think of myself as a fairly positive person – in The Hundred Acre Wood I would like to think I lean more towards the Tigger side than the Eeyore side. Although, many of you would probably call me rabbit (I do tend to be a little bossy at times. 🙂 ) Yesterday evening, however, I found myself being an Eeyore. 🙂 As the locksmith worked to try and get the trunk open, I was bemoaning all the things that had gone wrong that day – jury duty, late to the classes I teach on Fridays, no lunch, locking my keys in the trunk, etc. Without even looking up, he said, “Well at least it isn’t raining”. Good point! I was standing in the parking lot on a very pleasant day- neither too hot nor too cold, and it wasn’t raining on us! What a great attitude! I quickly changed mine. 🙂
The locksmith wasn’t able to get the trunk open, so I called my friend who had loaned the car to me. (My car is in the shop.) She had already told me I had the only key to the car, but at her house was a bag full of keys and there was a very remote chance there was a key that would open the trunk but not start the car. That’s all the encouragement I needed! I headed to her house and found the bag of keys. All the way back I prayed that I would find favor and a key in that bag would work.
I tried every key in the bag – no go. There was one key that fit easily in the lock, but didn’t open the trunk. I decided to try that key one more time before giving up. Thank you Lord!!! It worked!!! The trunk popped open and I once again had the keys and all my groceries!!!!
I headed home to start preparing for today’s tailgate at the NC State football game. Cooking for the tailgate is one of my favorite things to do! I could now go about my preparations with a happy heart and thankfulness to God.
Can’t wait to get to Carter Finley and hey – It isn’t raining!!! :