As you may have gathered, I am a morning person. I have tons of energy in the morning and like things to go on schedule. However, we all have those days when even the best laid plans...fail! Today was such a day.
On Fridays, one of my sons likes to attend FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). That means we must leave 15-20 minutes earlier than usual. That was in my plan! Bear with me here...I have been craving a banana,orange, pineapple smoothie for breakfast. Yesterday, I shopped for all the ingredients, last night put them in the freezer so they would be ready for the blender this morning.
Time came to leave the house, everyone was ready...but me! I still had to make my smoothie (that I have been dreaming about by the way!). Son was getting panicky about the time, so I told him to load the car and I would be right there. As I stood at the blender putting the ingredients in, the frozen chunks were too big and wouldn't blend. Whatever I tried, just wouldn't work. I poured what little bit of liquid there was into a cup and drank two swallows before rushing out the door..it was delicious!!
Then, on the drive to school, I was informed that the son needed colored pencils and that sweet question, "didn't you remember, I told you yesterday?" Yes, I remembered, but didn't realize they were due TODAY! No problem, there was a dollar crazy store right by the school, which is closing and everything is half off, so I could stop there after dropping them off, pick up the pencils and deliver them to school - all before 9:00 AM! After dropping the kids off, and going to the dollar store, they changed their hours, they don't open until 9:00 AM. I have to be at work at 8:30....so across town I go to the office supply store, then to the school to drop the pencils off. Then with 10 minutes to spare, breakfast (which was missed) must be dealt with. Do I swing through Burger King for a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant, or stop by Publix for something a bit healthier???? Publix won out and I got a Jimmy Dean healthy whole wheat english muffin with an egg and cheese...
Another side note...I'm almost done and getting to the point!! Have you ever noticed that in stores in the early morning, every one is so nice and pleasant? I love going into stores early! Well, today the staff was there talking and said "good morning" as I walked by, then as I made my purchase and was leaving, same person said "have a nice day". That really brightened things up for me. So, I made it to work on time, had breakfast and the day is going great. I guess the moral of this rambling account of my morning is to always use pleasant words, you never know the impact they may have on someones day!
"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24