I send emails back and forth with many friends, and I received one with this message:
If my body was a car, I would be trading it in for a newer model. I’ve got bumps, dents, scratches & my headlights are out of focus. My gear box is seizing up & it takes me hours to reach maximum speed. Overheat for no reason and every time I sneeze, cough or laugh either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!
I forwarded the message to several friends, and the following response was the best of the lot:
“My toaster just set off the fire alarm. Entered my code three times trying to turn it off. Only after placing the toaster outside did the system accept the code and turn off the alarm. The alarm was surprisingly loud with the front door & garage open as an un-neighborly neighbor passing by showed no concern of me or the property’s well being.
So I appreciate the comic relief. Perfect timing and utterly fantastic. I will pass it on.”
The day has been a mixture of sun and rain, temp around 80(!). The weather here in South Florida can change every half hour.
Got a call from my new friend (remember the wine tasting?). She was supposed to attend a violinist performance with me on Sunday, but it turns out she may not be able to after all.
Another friend has some car problems, and I’ve offered some suggestions (I’m not auto-mechanically-inclined) regarding her problem. We chatted amiably by email.
Got another phone call from my friend in Connecticut. She’s coming for a visit in a couple of weeks, and she’s on a Jenny Craig diet now, so we had much to discuss regarding food!
Daughter called and we talked about her day, and what she has planned for her weekend. She’s a very busy person!
Called my sister late in the evening. It was her husband’s birthday today, and I forgot to send a card (hand-slapping going on here). Got him on the phone and wished him a good one; after all, it still was before midnight!
Taking time out from mundane chores to interact with the important people in my life gives me much pleasure. Do you take the time?