So my friend Jasmine got mad at me yesterday because she wasn’t my J. Even though I said in the beginning that I wasn’t going to do family or friends because I felt that was too easy.
However, I felt it imperative to do a post that, you know, kind of features my family and friends–especially after my daughter blew out the tire on the car yesterday.
So, yes, my daughter blew out the rear tire yesterday. The good news is that she was close to home (leaving the street). The better news is that we needed help changing the tire, so I called my dad who was available to come over. (The best news is that I didn’t cheap out on the warranty for my tires and it should be getting replaced for free. We shall see for sure tomorrow.)
My dad was the right person to call. Because, really, the tire thing needed to be fixed, but the more pressing issue was that my daughter needed a ride to an appointment. She wanted to call her friend, and I was like, “No. Call your grandfather.” And, of course, it worked out better than calling the friend because my dad scooped her, took her to her appointment on the other side of town, waited for her to finish her appointment, brought her home, and then taught both of us how to change the tire.
So that got me thinking about how important it is to not only have people to call but to know who to call. And that’s why I’m so grateful for all of my friends and family who provide me with so much support.
And, yes, Jasmine is one of those people.
But there are others who I can call and text for myriad reasons, some specific and some general. And I am truly blessed to have so many people in my corner.
For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for L.