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A No Good Very Bad Day - With A Twist!

11.13.2014
I wasn't planning on showing up today until I had a tragic majorly minor event take place this morning.

Let me set the mood: 
 
It's a cold, dreary, rainy morning in TN. Absolutely no sign of sunshine or blue sky. A dark gloom lingering with a steady mist falling from the sky. The chill in the air is enough to make you retract into your jacket and scarf like a turtle into it's shell.
 
Mood set? Feeling the tone? Good.
 
I woke up to the sound of my "oh $###" alarm. In case you are wondering that's the last and final alarm telling me I have no time for breakfast, makeup is going to be minimal and coffee will be consumed from a thermal mug in the car rushing to work. I hate starting my days to the sound of that alarm.
 
Once together in my 15 minutes of sheer panic I dropped hubby off at work and I was heading to my monthly "moms" meeting a church. (I just joined this group about 3 months ago and it's a wonderful service of fellowship and community that my church provides to mothers.) It happens once a month for two hours so I didn't want to be late, especially since I don't even have little ones to get prepared in the mornings like most of the moms. I have no excuse!

I found the closest parking spot available so I didn't have to get soaked before walking in. As I stepped out of the car my phone slips out of my jacket pocket and straight into the parking lot drainage 6ft down. #areyoukiddingme?

Immediately I felt my eyes get hot with tears. "Not now. This can't be happening to me." When suddenly I felt an overwhelming sense of grace. I thought to myself, "No devil, you aren't going to win today."

I gained my composure and immediately went into the church and found the maintenance man, Dan. I walked with him out to my car to show him the scene of the accident and explained to him my pitiful story. And as I was about to complete my soliloquy of sadness he put his hand on my shoulder and said, "Go. Go inside and get warm, eat some breakfast, sit down and forget about it. I've got this."

As I walked in (late) to the moms meeting I was overwhelmed with grace and felt extremely humbled. I no longer felt panic. Or the need to worry or cry. So I sat down, joined the lesson and completely forgot about my phone.

Moments later, Dan poked his head in the door and motioned for me to come out as he held up my phone with a huge grin on his face. He retrieved my phone and it was in one piece and still working! It has some major cracks on the back, but nothing a case can't cover up.

Turns out he had to call some more maintainence guys out to help him remove the metal grating and then put a ladder down in the hole and dig under leaves for my phone. Piece of cake, right? Psht.

My point of sharing this story is to remind you (and myself) it can start out as a no good very bad day with no sight of sunshine or hope in the future, but it's there. Don't give the devil the reigns. Give them to God and watch magical things happen before your very eyes. And by magical I mean something as simple as the outstanding generosity of one human being taking time out of there average, busy work day to make you their priority.

God is good, y'all!

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20 comments on "A No Good Very Bad Day - With A Twist!"
  1. That post was so uplifting! To God be the glory, great things he has done! And continues to do!

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  2. Oh girl, this just made my heart smile. First of all, how precious is Dan? Love that. I am going to think of YOU and this sweet lil post the next time my day starts this way. Every once a while I let Pixie not listening while I'm trying to get her in as I'm running late and some spilled coffee completely ruin my morning and then I just get mad at myself for it. You are so right, whether the issues be big or small, taking a deep breath and handing it over to God will only result in some pretty special happiness :)

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  3. I am so glad you shared this! I love that you can look at it this way! God is SO good and I am going to remember this post the next time I want to sulk in a bad day.

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  4. How wonderful!!! God is Good all the time :)

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  5. That's just awesome! What a great man Dan is and good for you for being able to see God around what seemed like an awful morning. I have issues with this a lot where I blow something up bigger than it needs to be and I'm trying to learn to remind myself to take things for what they are and see the good in life. And good karma to Dan the man! :)

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  6. God is good girlfriend!! Good for you for clinging to the joy :) PS GO DAN!

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  7. Such an uplifting post! You are so right, it only takes one person! :) GO DAN!

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  8. aww I love this & you! This is uplifting right now, especially as I am feeling aggravated & stressed!!

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  9. Awesome post!! and you are so right! We can 't let the devil take our day because he will and he does try!

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  10. Bless Dan's heart! That was so kind of him. God is so good!

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  11. You poor thing! I'm glad your day turned out much better than it started! But it's amazing what God will do when we let Him take control!

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  12. Aww, I love this post! It really can just take one person to turn your day around. What a sweet man. :) And this made me think that I can be a Dan for somebody else on their no good very bad day! Thanks for sharing this, friend!

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  13. Aww, man, how sweet of them to put the time and effort into getting you phone back for you! i'm glad it still works! i drop my phone often--I've dropped it in a parking lot before, though not into a drain. THat's why i have an indestructable Nokia instead of a smartphone--I know myself. I will keep dropping my phone.

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  14. What an uplifting post! I want to be able to brush things off like that. And Dan must be the nicest guy... I love reminders that there are good people in this world.

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  15. God is amazing! This is excellent counsel. Happy Thursday, Maegan:)
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2014/11/11/111114

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  16. Aw, yay Dan! Sorry about your phone, but I'm really glad that the whole situation brought you peace!

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  17. I literally said NOOOOOOOOO!!! out loud when I read about the phone falling down the drain! LOL .. glad it all worked out! BTW .. your IG of those brownies brought me here today. LOL!

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  18. I feel like I was there because you set the mood so well. i can imagine dropping my phone like and just being like noooo and maybe saying a bad word like when i dropped my keys down the slit in the elevator shaft and then getting it back, like I did with my keys, and being so thankful. Keep your chin up, kid. :)

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