Trying really hard to think of things to be thankful for today, since this happened:
That’s my car.
It seriously never fails. Whenever I vow to have a more positive outset and to be happy, something like the above happens. Thankfully, it just overheated (I think) and I made it all the way to my parking lot by my office so it didn’t blow up during rush hour morning traffic in Midtown Atlanta. I’m also thankful my Dad and I had the foresight to pay for a premium membership to AAA last year, so getting my car towed to Greg’s and my favorite, honest and local mechanic in Downtown Decatur, where we used to live before moving, was free. It’s so sad to see my little car up on a tow truck like that–we’ve been through a lot together. I call it Bumblebee, like the Transformers, because it’s yellow. (Pushing up nerd glasses now.)
Nothing makes a rough day better (for me) than a nice glass of wine and a “luxurious” bath (as well as some Rolling Stones and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on shuffle, though the cheese may stand alone on that one). Another thing I remembered I should be thankful for today was the fact that my millions of hours of overtime over the last few weeks came through on my paycheck this cycle (even though Uncle Sam took the vast majority of it) and I was able to treat myself to some LUSH bath products after a rough day. I’m in love, because they’re all handmade with, I believe, all natural ingredients, and they even have Vegan options.
In the tub a few hours ago was a “Sex Bomb” and not only did it smell divine, it turned the bathwater pink and purple while it fizzed around, and it had a little rose that came out of it, adorning my pink and purple water with flower petals, making my skin super soft.
I truly surprised myself with my own girliness, this time.
With my hard-earned overtime money, I also splurged and purchased “Skin Drink” from LUSH, because I’ve been having some extremely severe dry skin this summer–for some reason–on my face, and honest to God, this stuff has really done the trick! Even after one night! I highly recommend, even though it’s a tad bit pricey. It’s totally worth it, though, because you only need a little dab for your entire face, and this should last me AT LEAST six months to a year. Also, my skin has never felt so smooth. It made a noticeable difference on my dry, flaky patches of red on my face overnight. I know, oh so sexy, but at least I had my sexy bath to make up for it, right? In our new place, we even have a “SOAKING TUB! ” So, no more having miscellaneous body parts hanging out of the bathtub at different points of your bath experience in order to get everything wet.
I’m currently obsessed with LUSH products and would love to purchase more when I can afford it. Do any of you guys have favorite LUSH products that you swear by? I’d love to hear about it and experiment.
In all seriousness, though, I truly feel like after my epiphany yesterday and my “new mindset,” it really changed the way I handled the situation with my car. I didn’t get angry. I didn’t freak out. I didn’t cry. I thought to myself, “Hmmm. How can I turn this shitty situation into a positive one and what is there to be thankful for today, regardless of this mishap?”
It may sound asinine, but it really has helped. I think this is the beginning of something great.