Weird, but true. I am giving thanks to cookies. I love making cookies, despite my frustrations with macaroons (I’ll tell you about that later). Well, I went to make chocolate chip cookies and the stove started to malfunction. Here I am with the dough already on my cookie sheet and the stove won’t work. It’s gas, so I was afraid to turn on the oven. Coach had to shut it down and by “shut it down” I mean turn off the entire circuit. We were advised not to move the unit out without a technician there – again, the gas leak thing.
Well, I was more than a little upset. I wanted some cookies. I called for repairs and the gentleman on the phone was so polite, I couldn’t get aggravated. In fact, how could I get upset? I have an old oven in Coaches’ man-cave that I can use. So I have to walk downstairs a few times, which I need to do since I’ll be eating cookies, but I should be thankful.
A Good Problem to Have
As I sat on hold, I asked myself, “isn’t this a good problem to have?” How many people are homeless or don’t have enough money to even purchase ingredients for cookies? Let alone eat? How can I be mad at the person in customer service who, by the way, is working on a weekend?
I have an extra oven – an extra oven in my basement! I forgot to tell you that.
So am I thankful today? Yes. I am thankful for the cookies that made me think today instead of reacting to a negative situation. I’m thankful that I have a problem that is minuscule compared to the “real” problems others have.
Do you have a problem you can give thanks to?