Mondays are not usually my favorite day. I don't think they're really ANYone's favorite day, but yesterday morning I could feel in my heart that it would be a good day and the start of a great week. And for once, I think I was right!
Exhibit A - As I was preparing to cry upon finding that I'd waited too long to call for Thanksgiving Dinner reservations at the Disneyland Hotel and there was not a single seat to be had, Pam - the Guest Services Specialist on the other end of the phone - practically yelled with excitement, "Wait, how many were in your party? I just saw a cancellation at 7:30 pm pop up on my screen." After signing me up for said new opening for three for dinner, Pam told me that she hadn't seen any open seats for Thanksgiving in over a week and that it "must be meant to be" because I had just gotten incredibly lucky.
Exhibit B - When I got home, there was a package waiting for me from Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, the folks who make my favorite laundry detergent, hand soap, and liquid dish detergent. Upon opening, I was informed that - out of thousands of entries - I'd won one of fifty all-cotton laundry bags adorned with their cute laundry logo and designed to carry a single load of laundry to the laundry room. Seriously, what are the odds?
Exhibit C - I was given another day of an extraordinarily blessed life to live. Best gift of all.