Day 9 of this gratitude journal and a thought has occurred to me: is it possible to still be grateful when everything seems to be going wrong? Well yesterday I had several opportunities to contemplate that question. It all started when I misplaced my phone charger; called every place that I'd walked to that night and nobody claimed to have seen it. Then my roommate wanted to borrow one of my DVD's only for us to discover that the particular movie he wanted to watch went missing, along with some other DVD's of mine. Finally, I had to go to work again last night and not only did they stick me in a part of the store where I didn't particularly want to work but also, they brought back this guy with whom I had some beef a month or so ago. Basically he accuses me of being a snitch all because one night when we were supposed to be working together, he decided to disappear and go sit in the car with his homeboy, leaving me with all the responsibility. Finally, after an hour of working by myself, I decided to tell the manager, I didn't know where he was. Dude accused me of being a snitch and he still seems to be harboring that grudge. Yeah, those were some trying circumstances but you know what? I decided to take it as a challenge to see if I could still remain grateful in spite of that and today, that faith was rewarded.
The day started with Joe taking me over to his place so I could see if Tommy had stashed some of my DVD's there. I was able to find one, Se7en, so that was cool. Then Joe showed me something cool on one of his DVD's - apparently on the Star Trek sequel Blu-ray disc, there's a quick clip of R2D2 that flashes by the screen. That was fun to watch. Oh and then he decided to give me a copy of one of his DVD's for a movie he already had on Blu-ray so that was nice of him. And finally, to end the day on a good note, I was able to find that phone charger. Turns out I'd left it at this fro-yo shop that I frequent and they held it for me until I got there to pick it up. Today proved to me that circumstances can be turned around if you just approach them with the right attitude - hell, even that guy who was beefing with me didn't bother me all that much the other night. Sometimes you need things to be slightly tough in order to test your gratitude for things so I'm kinda glad that things happened the way they did if that's the lesson that I learned. Have a great rest of the day everyone, and a wonderful, blessing-filled week! :)