I learned my lesson for the day

Nov 16, 2011

I'm sitting here feeling really guilty. Guilty because I was in such a shit mood this morning when I shouldn't have been. It all started this morning when I was running late and my sister asked me at the last minute if I could take her to school. The last thing I wanted to do is take a 15 minute detour. I agreed but got pissed when I realized my car was totally on empty. Yet another detour before even dropping her off. Turning into the gas station, I remember to turn the radio to 101.9 just in case they had started playing Christmas music. They started around this time last year so I was excited when sure enough, it was there! I managed to crack a smile and enjoy it for a few minutes...

Until we get to the high school and I see the line of cars waiting to get in. Needless to say when I finally got on my way to work, I had only 10 minutes left to make it on time. That wasn't about to happen with the monstrosity that was morning traffic. So I call Ronnie crying, angry that this was "happening to me". I deserve some sympathy, right? But in the middle of my bitch fest, I get a call from my mortage lender who tells me that even though she said yesterday that my closing might be moved, it looks like I might be able to close today after all! Christmas music and now this? Score!

My mood turned when I finally got to my exit because my stomach's growling and there's no time to stop for breakfast. I'm already late and still have another 7-8 minutes before I get to the office! But driving along, I see a teeny thing moving about 20 feet in front of me. I realize it's a dog so I screech to a halt.. luckily no one was behind me. I call him over to me, so nervous that I might scare him into running into oncoming traffic, but he came right over! I scoop him up into my lap and he immediately kisses me. Melt my heart. I start bawling like a crazy preggo just so relieved that I was able to get him off the road! I immediately call the number on his tag and his owner met me within about 5 minutes. And like that, my bad mood of the morning was GONE.

So lesson of the day? Stop being so angry at all the petty shit! There is always something more positive after the negatives. (and lesson 2: wow, I can get REALLY bitchy.). Sure I was late to work but did that matter? No. I was being a little brat for no reason. There is too much to be grateful for, y'all and don't you forget it! :) Now, enjoy the pictures that I took of that sweet boy this morning. You KNOW I got a photo shoot in within that 5 minutes :)


22 comments:

Mia Maree said...

awe Jess that was so sweet. You are such a nice person for stopping. We need more people in this world like you! :-)

Jessica said...

Awww he is adorable!! That is so awesome that you got to save him!! Congrats on getting to close today!! And, just like you, I'm listening to Christmas music in my car!! YAY!!

*Jessica

sarah said...

aww he really is a cute pup! everyone has those mornings, good thing you realized early enough so it didnt ruin your whole day :) congrats on your soon to be closing!

David and Elizabeth said...

omg i love you for rescuing that pup!! he probably missed his momma!! you are so sweet and have the best heart! glad your day is getting better and that you get to close on your house!

ps-i have been listening to christmas music since nov. 1 and i am not tired of it :)

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

OMG I LOVE YOU! You are the sweetest thing... and pshhh you get a pass because your preggers ;) THANKS FOR MY GOODIES... I literally just got them and you seriously out did yourself... I feel like now I should have gotten you more! eeeeek

Hannah @ The New Black said...

He really is too cute! That was so nice of you to stop and rescue him. I get all in a whirl like that and I'm not even pregnant...what's my excuse?! ☺

Cole said...

What a sweet little guy!!! And you are totally awesome for rescuing him from the busy street!

moderndaywife said...

So awesomne of you once again, I would do the same thing :-) Cute doggy too!

Jessi said...

That is so sweet! He's lucky you rescued him.

Mrs. W. said...

He is such a cutie pie! I'm so glad you rescued him. Poor pup was probably scared to death. I want to squeeze him!

Meg O. said...

Trust me, I have those days where everything feels like it's destroying my life. It must be those darn hormones! But what a positive outlook you took this morning. And you were able to save a little adorable pup! Go you!!!! You're totally right - the petty shit doesn't matter in the long run.

Sunshinemeg said...

First of all - you are awesome! Props to you for helping the poor lost pup. He or she is pretty darn cute. I feel you on the shitty mood thing. I've been down in the dumps for the past few days and am trying to climb out. My tiny problems are nothing compared to most peoples and I need to get the heck over it. I say we blame it all on the hormones. You with me? = )

Erin said...

What a great story!!! I would have done the same thing!! Don't worry lady, it's the hormones. You'll be fine!

Miranda said...

aw that is so sweet...i'm so glad people do that for other peoples pets...last year during a snow storm we found 2 dogs outside our house and we let them stay the night and took them to the humane society where their owners came and got them :)
(sorry for that huge run-on sentance) :)

Jean said...

awwww. you're so sweet. i have anxiety attacks when i am late for things. a panic and get in a real bad mood and the boyfriend tries to calm me down... if i get warned for being late, i'm cool, if not..... i have to let the water cool down.

i am so excited for christmas!!

Cori H. said...
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Cori H. said...

I'm so glad that the dog was ok! He is so cute! Thank goodness you came along and got him. It's awesome how little things like that occur and make us realize how petty our troubles are.

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Awwww, so sweet. I'm so glad that dog was okay and you were able to find his owner quickly. Thanks for the reminder that shitty mornings don't have to ruin your day!

Christina said...

Soooooooo cute and good for you for saving him! I have to remind myself to stop getting caught up in the crap. What I always do is compare it to having nothing. I had a nail in my tire and got pissy because I had to take two small kids to the tire place (which is never, ever a quick stop), but then I was like “some people don’t even have a car and we have two.” I burned dinner the other day and whined and complained, but thought “at least we have more food, I can make something else.” It really helps me put everything into perspective. But you know what? Sometimes I do just cry and whine and bitch and sit in front of the TV for hours to decompress. That’s ok too!

gina said...

So glad your day turned around! btw...you're super sweet for stopping and scooping up that lil pup :)

M.R. said...

that is so weird- the same thing happened to me recently when I found a dog wondering along the side of the road- I put him in my car so i could read the info on his tag and I totally took a bunch of pics too!! i had one of my dogs with me so i made them pose together! that is too funny... great minds...!

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