Gratitude and Honesty
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Today while waiting in the jury holding room for my group to be called into the court room, I decided to write a gratitude list of reasons why it was good to be on jury duty. I do that when I feel like whining. I generated a positive list of 12 items. When I closed my notebook we were called into the court room. We were a group of 30. After being sworn in, the judge asked if anyone had a conflict with the timing of the case. I was one of 5 who had a legitimate reason, but wasn't sure if the judge and lawyers would dismiss me. I told them I was awaiting a call to begin the process of having a cardiac procedure ordered my my cardiologist. He asked if I had an appointment yet and I said "no, I don't". I smiled and sat down. They retreated to the judges chambers and emerged to dismiss all 5 of us. As I left the jury box (very cool seat) the judge wished me good luck. I smiled again, thanked him, and returned home.
A hour after arriving home, I got a call from the cardiac specialists office telling me that my insurance had been a approved and they had a sudden cancellation tomorrow (Tues.) at 11:00. The call came into my home land line and not my cell. Had I not been home, I would have missed the call. I was pleasantly surprised and told the nurse my little story. She said, "Well, this must be a God thing, then". I agreed.
Long story short, I think there is a connection between gratitude, honesty, surrender, a positive attitude, and positive outcomes. I can call it God, I can call it Karma, I can call it Cosmic, but I learned one more time the value of staying in the moment and appreciating my circumstances. It is a waste of time to do otherwise.
Oh, and I also got a call from my optometrist office that my new glasses were in a week early. BONUS!
Oh, and I got some walking in around the court house grounds when my group was told to report back in an hour. BONUS!
Thanks for listening, Spark Friends!!! Have a great Tuesday. My husband and I will be consulting with the cardiac specialist and picking up my new glasses. Hurray!