a friend asked me the other day if i appreciated
the great life i had.
i smiled when i read that....
and it was really good timing as i've been noticing
more and more all that i have to appreciate.
today when my heart melted from kindness shown to me,
i thought of my friend's question.
yeah. i really did appreciate my life.
i had hurt my foot just a bit ago.
it's finally all better and i'm back on the treadmill.
today as i walked along on it, i felt a pain shoot
thru my foot.
oh no. i realized that i hadn't gotten new shoes yet.
that i was doing exactly what i had done before and
that i may very well mess my feet up again.
time for new shoes, i thought.
i'm juggling funds and i really would prefer to wait
a month to get them. i REALLY didn't want to get them now.
it's your foot, ter. you gotta take care of it.
i hopped on zappos and looked at a few sneakers.
i knew i had to take the plunge.....
but sure wasn't thrilled about it.
i wanted to make sure i got something that would be
good for my feet. and i just didn't have a lotta time
to go thru all the millions of pairs. and sure didn't
want to buy the wrong thing. it wasn't even fun to pick
fun colors as i was being practical and budgeting and
trying to be smart.
thought i'd talk feet with bob later and see if he
had any good input before i bought something.
went on with my day.
which included a great coffee break with the girls.
as i walked back into my studio, i saw piles of boxes.
UPS had come and delivered stuff for bone sighs.
and there on top was a zappos box.
that wasn't for bone sighs.
i opened it up and found a pair of sneakers.
i couldn't believe it.
i picked up the phone and called him right away.
i was so moved, i was melted.
he couldn't tell.
none of the guys in my life quite have my melted voice
down. they think something's wrong.
he picked up the phone and i launched right into a
'did you order me sneakers??'
he tells me i'm a bit too stubbornly independent sometimes
and don't want his help with stuff.
so i think he thought he might be in trouble.
i could feel the hesitation in the long pause.
'yes.' was all he answered.
and then i told him how it melted me and about the treadmill
and me looking on zappos this very morning.
i could feel the relief on his end.
and i smiled.
i heard his smile and his 'perfect.'
and i felt so lucky to have him.
i have new sneakers tonite.
and i was walkin' all over the house in them feelin'
then i stopped myself.
wait a minute, ter.....you were hesitant to buy some.
cause of budgeting.
you call that rich?
these were a gift.
you call that rich?
yeah, i answered that voice.
i call that rich.
cause it is.
and i turned in my new sneaks and walked around some more.
i may sleep in these things.....