Yesterday my sister and I were driving back from a little road trip when I somehow lost my phone. We aren’t exactly sure where it was lost. We thought it had been lost in the car, but it wasn’t anywhere to be found in my sister’s car. At one point, the door was open and I am guessing my sister’s phone and mine were in the sidedoor pocket. We opened the door at one point, so my guess is it is laying in a snowbank somewhere along the side of the road. We walked the road for quite a while but it was below zero out and we never found it.
My sister looked at me at one point and said, “If it was my phone, I would be more upset.” I looked at her and was like, “It is replaceable.” Yes, I am a little sad that I might lose some of my Christmas pictures. But my phone was backed up to the cloud, so I shouldn’t lose everything. I called Verizon this morning and am having a replacement phone overnighted to me. It’s amazing to me how connected to our phones we are and we don’t realize it until we don’t have it.
My #oneword365 for 2014 was “Gentle.” As I sat in my sister’s car yesterday, I thought to myself I really have become more gentle with myself. A year ago I probably would have shed some tears and maybe even would have gotten pretty upset when I lost my phone. But yesterday I found myself in a much calmer and gentler state. I guess my #oneword365 had indeed made me a gentler person as I have lived into this word this year. I am thankful for the ways this word has shaped me this year. Thank you #oneword365 gentle! I can’t wait to see what my #oneword365 for 2015 is!