Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I'm checking in, Day 113 and I have the checkiest check-in that ever checked in. Yesterday I was pumped, I had so many blessings to look forward to. I was celebrating with my sobriety saved money and putting much needed new tires on my car. It was going to come out to about $600. That's some serious coin. So I bring my car in and they drop me off back at home and about an hour later I get a call. They got 3 of the tires on but something is wrong, a lug nut was cross threaded and they are going to have to get it off and replace the hub if I want a new tire put on my drivers side front. They told me it was going to be an additional $500!?!?!? I had them put my original tires back on and told them to come pick me up. Now this, this quote is hella important...
Old me: old me would of reacted and said, what the absolute f**k, flown off the handle, went and bought some vodka and then stayed home the rest of the night getting wrecked and dwelling on my problem. I had no where else I needed to be. I had no one I was responsible for. This was a very viable option.
New me: I calmly accepted the fact that today was just not my day to get tires. Was I mad? Hell yes. Was I dissapointed? Of course. But I was calm. Instead of reacting, I responded. I responded to the problem that was just given to me. I called around looking for cheaper solutions but kind of just put my tires on the back burner and went to my mother-in-law's house to go pick up my daughter. While I was there, I was showing my father-in-law what the dealer had told me was wrong. While we were talking, his neighbor came over and asked what was wrong. I shit you not, this dude not only fixed the problem (which ending up being a $5 part), but he also reoiled my brake pins and buffed out some dents in the side of my car. All for $20. I felt like such a schmuck only giving him $20 but that's all he would take.
Here's the lesson: If I had reacted like old me, I wouldn't have had that opportunity. I would've woken up with my same $500 problem and a hangover as well.
Learn to respond.
I hope you all have a lovely sober Sunday. Stay blessed, not stressed.