Celebrate the small things.
So I know I keep writing about my house, but I can’t help it cause it’s such a source wisdom lately! Yesterday, I learned something from it again.
A few weeks ago, we had a bit of a cold snap here in Albuquerque. Not cold like New England cold, but cold enough that I could see my breath when I exhaled while still in the house. Of course, my heater wasn’t turned on yet and well given the state of the house and the fact that my brother had installed the heater…well, let’s just say that I was wary about firing it up.
So I called one HVAC contractor who came out, took one look at the heater and after a bit of convincing, fired it up anyway. When the blower came on, the bloody thing started to make a banging noise so the tech shut it off and and told me that I needed an entire new heating system and ductwork to the tune of about 12k.
I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry since it seems like every time I turn around there is some other thing that needs to be fixed to replaced thanks to my brother.
Of course, I did what I always do and decided to find the funny in the situation. I posted the above photo on my Facebook account last week on Halloween as a ha-ha check out my haunted horror of a heater complete with creepy coffee can vents.
Then I got a message.
From a friend that I went to middle school with.
He is an HVAC contractor and wondered if he could come look at my heater.
After hearing what I did from the other contractor, I was like, ‘YES, please do!!’
So he came over yesterday, took apart my heater and FIXED IT….yes…..fixed it..
And it didn’t need to be replaced yet!
It’s such a small thing to be happy about. A fixed heater….
But I am thankful.
Thankful that the Universe saw to it that my friend saw that post and that he was able to come over and fix it.
So that’s today’s lesson:
Celebrate the small things. No matter how small or insignificant they may seem.
We are surrounded by blessings everyday. Maybe to other people, they aren’t blessings, but fuck what those people say or think. If it matters to you, celebrate it. Be joyful for those little things that make your life good and happy. Be thankful for every single one of those blessings.