I was disappointed with the movie. Having seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I was hoping that the The Hobbit would offer something new–something different. I guess I am just tired of the genre. I’ve seen enough orcs.
I was disappointed with the dinner. Jodi chose Mexican. I took her to an authentic establishment often visited by Hispanics. It was OK, a bit over-priced, average food, workers more interested in preparing for closing than serving customers.
I was disappointed with the coffee. We needed a pick-me-up on our way home. The coffee we purchased tasted like what you would find at a local diner. Cheap.
Some date, eh?!
In fact, it was a great date! Inspite of the above disappointments, I had a great time. Why? My best friend was by my side. I would do it all over again if it meant five more hours with Jodi. Today–the day after–I find myself grateful for one of God’s greatest gifts–friendship. I am thankful that I have a best friend. I am thankful for the friends who watched our girls and the friends who watched our boys to make our celebration of Jodi’s birthday possible.
I am rich with friends. Most of us are. Think through your list–whether it be short or long at this particular juncture in your life. Then, thank God for these flesh-n-blood blessings that make life a bit more bearable.