Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 29, 2017

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  Thanks for popping in today and I hope you link up below to share what you're thinking out loud about today.

Today I'm thinking about how quickly things can change in our lives.

We had an absolutely lovely evening on Wednesday night at the Missouri Botanical Gardens Whitaker Music Festival!  My friend Debbie, Eric and I sat on the beautiful lawn of the gardens and listened to Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu City All Stars.

As the blues music wafted through the air, we enjoyed the picnic we brought in with us and sipped on one of our favorite wines.  At that moment, I had to wonder if life could get any better.

Then it happened.....

We walked out to our car and realized our vehicle was not going to deliver us safely to our doorstep.  The darn car would not stay running.  Just like that our perfect evening took a turn for the worst.  I called Debbie and she immediately turned around and came back to see if she could help us.

Now, this was definitely not the end of the world.  Far, far worse things could have happened.  Luckily we have AAA who towed the car to the shop and a son and daughter-in-law that willingly came to our rescue and brought us home.  We'll figure this out and life will be back on track very soon.

So today I'm thinking about how fortunate we are to have people in our lives to help us out in times of trouble.  I'm also thinking that I want to be that person who will willingly help someone else in their time of need.  Wouldn't the world be a great place if we all did a little more "helping" and a little less "taking"!

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  1. Oh I have been there with our car not's definitely not fun. It's such a blessing to have amazing people in our lives that are willing to help in times of trouble. Have a great week.

  2. You are so right---we should be helping more and listening, Penny!!
    I love your attitude!

  3. You have a great attitude Penny! Glad you had a good time even if the car didn't want to play nice!

  4. I so love the quote you have here Penny! It is so important to acknowledge the good times and to also see the good in a not so great situation. Hoping your car problems are severe! Happy Thursday!

  5. Oh no! What a bummer about the car! I'm glad you had some great folks who could help you too!

  6. What a bummer about the way your evening ended, but luckily you do have lots of people in your life to help you out. Hopefully it's a cheap fix!

  7. It is never good when vehicles have running problems, glad you got home safely.
    Hope you have a great weekend!!

  8. Agreed! Yes, we are so fortunate to have people to lift us up and encourage us in the difficult times. I too, want to be that for others. Thanks for the linkup! Feel free to linkup at my site too!

  9. I have had many evenings that start off just like that--you're on a high and then BAM! Sometimes comes along to reroute the happiness (or keep us grounded in the temporariness of life, eh?). I'm so glad you were able to enjoy this beautiful day of music before experiencing car woes, however, but grateful you have family to help in a bind.

    Unrelated/kinda related: did you see the video of the dog who crashes an outdoor music fest in Turkey? it's hilarious, and also adorable :)

    Happy weekend to you!! XOXO

  10. Thanks for hosting and that quote is so wonderful and beautiful.