Gosh, I feel lucky today.
I have a great job and I work with great people and CPD is run by a great and supportive board of trustees.
Sometimes a glimpse of the alternative is all it takes to realize just how lucky you are.
I got a speeding ticket the other day and it really pissed me off. It was for going 35 in what is normally a 30 (but had a very small sign saying the limit was 20 because it was in a work zone and fines were doubled and yes, I am going to court), and boy I was pissed. I was pissed because I really am not a speeder and because (of course) everyone gets pissed when they get a ticket.
The ticket was about all I could think about while I sat in the meeting I was headed to when I got the ticket. Of course I told everyone within earshot about it. I was still pissed when I arrived back at the office a couple of hours later. Came in, sat at my desk and started looking at the mail. In the mail was a newsletter from another non-profit and I started reading the stories about the people they were helping and saw the glimpse. At least I have the money to pay the ticket if I have to do so (but I better not – I’m going to court with photos).
But back to the glimpse.
I know that the glimpse comes to me from God. He helps me see that my life is good and while I may not have had a Valentine date last night, I have hands and eyes and pots and pans and I can whip up a delicious meal for myself and have a swell time alone watching The Biggest Loser and Dance Moms.
Gosh, I feel lucky today. And if you need the glimpse anytime, call me. The stories of the children and families we serve at CPD can break your heart.
P.S. I sent a donation to the charity that gave me the glimpse after the ticket. I am a fundraiser, after all.