Just about the time I pulled our front door shut I remembered my house and car keys were in a bag in my bedroom. It was 89 degrees and climbing, and I was locked out with no way to go. Hot wiring a car is not part of my talents so I was stuck outside in the heat. Fortunately I had a tall go cup of shaken iced tea lemonade, my cell phone and a shade tree to bide my time under. My dear husband works only 5 minutes away so I made a moan call. He couldn’t break free from what he was doing, but a friend was able to rescue me by bringing my husband’s keys. After retrieving my keys I went on about my business running errands. (All lock out adventures should run so smoothly.) Still I was close to over heating by the time I got back into wonderful air-conditioned coolness. (I’m a real light weight when it comes to heat.)
When I got home and lugged all the stuff I gathered during my trip away from home…and gave our dogs their “good dogs” for faithfully protecting our turf while I was gone, I poured myself a cold, refreshing glass of lemon-flavored water kefir to celebrate Tea On Tuesday. O it’s so good.
Tea on Tuesday finds me feeling thankful, blessed, and a little bit lucky. (Thank you, Pat, for the box of luck.) All it takes to put my little trials in perspective is to watch the news of more devastating tornadoes forever changing the lives of all those in their deadly paths. I know I’m not alone in my feelings of great compassion for those who have not been spared such heartache and great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they face yet another round of severe storms this afternoon. The news makes me weep…and feel truly thankful for the safety of my family and home.
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Until next time:
It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart. ~unknown