“Do all things without grumbling or disputing.” ~Philipians 2:14
Today I had to take care of some business downtown. Much to my dismay, places to park were pretty much nonexistent.
I ended up having to park twenty minutes away from my destination. I was appalled to say the least and my attitude was not admirable
How dare I have to walk so far I fumed as I made my way to the government center. I bemoaned the irony of new places being built on what used to be parking lots.
But on the way back, a few things dawned on me.
1.) I was thankful to have the ability to walk to where I needed.
2.) I had a vehicle that made it possible for me to walk a relatively short distance.
3.) The weather was nice.
4. I was able to see downtown through the eyes of a pedestrian.
5.) I was getting exercise for the day.
Yes, I was hot and sweaty by the time I made it back to my truck. However, once I got my attitude together, I actually enjoyed it.
I stopped and had breakfast at one of my favorite spots.
Checked out a new bakery.
Saw the new transit center named after the late Julia Carson.
Admired the artwork and architecture and met some friendly strangers.
And before I knew it, I was back to where I started.
It just goes to show we can be thankful in all things as long as we approach it with the right attitude.