It took me 63 minutes to travel all of 8km, and because I was just reading an article on being grateful… I shall now say my thanks instead of going bonkers over being stuck in Friday evening traffic.
1. Thank you for my car – at least I didn’t have to walk.
2. Thank you car – the air conditioning was working.
3. Thank you car radio, and radio station for playing some good tunes.
4. Thank you bladder – you did good. At least I didn’t desperately have to pee while stuck in traffic (which seems to be the case 97% of the time).
5. Thank you – I had a little alone time to think about absolutely nothing.
6. Thank you for patience. I needed it.
7. Thank you – the ride was uneventful and I arrived home safe.
8. Thank you Tango, for the priceless doggy grin you greeted me with as soon as I drove in.
9. Thank you Boo, for the little doggy hug you gave me as soon as I entered. I’ve never been happier to be home.
10. Thank you – it is a Friday… and I am all ready to embrace a much deserved weekend.
Leaving my frustrations behind – the weekend’s here. Friday nite alone – and I am just going to relax and veg out in front of the telly.
HAPPY FRIDAY – AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Is this somewhat zen or what?!
Another thing I am posting on my blog because this is something that I want to constantly remind myself to do…
To help me to see the good in every situation, to feel and experience gratitude. Whenever I come to an end of something, be it a meal, a holiday – I am going to silently thank the place and the people I am with for making the occassion special. Sweetening my endings and making the transtion much better.
Faster than it takes to search for it. That’s how fast.
So – I needed my birth certificate (original copy only) for wedding registration. And I had the entire household looking for it – my mum and sis… and it was nowhere to be found.
I imagined the trip to get a birth certificate an ordeal – a mind numbing one, that would be tedious and boring. I imagined that experience to staring at a doorknob.
So I went to the JPN in Pusat Bandar Damansara – oh, but it is only opened for passport registration.
So I sped over to Maju Junction. 7th floor – Kelahiran and Kematian (Birth and Death) Department. I arrived at 8.30am, filled out a form, took a number. In 2 seconds, I was called to submit my form. Quick, eh?
The lady said my new birth certificate would be ready in 60minutes – did I want to go for breakfast first? I had my magazines with me – so I said no thanks. I’ll wait. Payment required – RM5.00.
In 30 minutes, someone hollered my name. My birth certificate was ready, and if I wanted a plastic cover – just RM2.00.
Paid RM2.50 for first hour of parking – and I was out of there. Coolness!