How good does it feel to avoid a catastrophe? Catching yourself before you fall, finding something you thought you lost- relief is a wonderful and overlooked emotion from where I’m sitting today, so let’s talk about it!
Last night, I was feeling pretty good so we went to a bar for a drink after dinner- and my purse was lost. Of course by lost, I mean it seems like someone grabbed my purse, then dumped it when they realized it wasn’t theirs, because I hung my purse on a bar hook, walked away for a minute, and it was gone when we went back to grab it and leave. Whole purse gone- total bummer. My keys (so I had no way to get in my house at that time of night so I had to leave my car and couldn’t go home), my wallet (guess I wasn’t paying- sorry!), a newly refilled Rx, and so much more- a woman's whole life is in her bag, and mine was gone.
I knew someone on the security team and apparently the hooks got doubled up and the assumption was my purse got grabbed by mistake, and we hoped it would be returned when the mistake was realized.
Fast forward to the next morning: my friend drives me home, I get in my house, grab my spare car key, and pray my car is still where I left it last night. It is! And a few hours later, I got a call from a cop who found my bag, and y'all- all contents were intact! No cards used, not money or prescriptions stolen- what a relief! I'm so grateful because I really don't know who the recovery process would have gone. I would have had to take days off work to get my ID and bank cards all taken care of, and get new keys- thank god I had a passport at home or it would have really been a situation with no way to prove who I was. And the idea of having to get a prescription refilled- they just wouldn't have done it and I'd have been out of luck!
My relief is palpable, thank goodness it was all returned! Close calls are crazy, but the gratitude and relief I feel in the recovery feels really, really good. So take a moment to be grateful for something that happend this week, maybe it was a close call, and maybe it wasn't, but a little gratitude is a great way to end a week! So go forth and practice some gratitude, Spoonies!
-FSC Founder and Fabulous Fibro-Fighter-
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