Angels in our adventures

L to R: Steven of the parking garage, Paris of the CJM with the Nosy Parker family, and Kayla of Nordstrom with me

Mama and I went on an adventure to San Francisco today, because we wanted to see the Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We’ve been looking forward to this day trip for weeks, though we nearly had to postpone, as I wasn’t feeling well last night. Having grown up learning about Rube Goldberg’s ridiculously wonderful inventions, I was determined to get us there.

It took us about an hour to get to the city, and then another hour to get from the Golden Gate Bridge to downtown. Mama and I loved crossing the iconic bridge and seeing the cool old architecture, but the city felt overcrowded.

And then we got stuck in the parking garage. Yep, you read that right. Our van ended up being too tall to fit, but we didn’t realize the problem until I heard a loud bang overhead and we were wedged in, unable to move or turn around. It was terrible and embarrassing and an absolute horror. And then this sweet parking attendant, Steven, kindly and patiently, helped guide me back out of danger and into a parking spot.

The Art of Rube Goldberg

When we finally got into the museum, we looked ragged — and felt it too. That’s when our second angel of the day, Paris, appeared and guided us through the museum.

A cool exhibit with spinning pencils at CJM

Our third angel of the day was Kayla, the women’s shoes manager at Nordstrom, who arranged for the two different sizes I needed for a new pair of Birkenstocks. We first met Kayla back in January, and she has taken different-size shoe shopping from a nightmare to a pleasure!

Today’s #OneGoodThing was meeting these angels with Mama! Thank you for making our adventures better!

Day 177 of 365. And Day 908 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 

1 year ago today: Avoiding the ER

2 years ago today: Leftovers recreated

5 years ago today: A colorful peek at Burano

6 years ago today: Mama’s Last Wish

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

8 replies

  1. I enjoy your daily reflections on life accentuating the positive. Reminding us to focus on all the good things in our lives is a daily gift from you to your readers.

    I just noticed what certainly must rank as your top One Good Thing to date; according to your blog anniversary links it has been 6 years since you wrote about your Mama’s last wish and she’s still with you brightening your days.. It”s special post and powerful testimony to the living with faith, love and good thoughts.. Thanks, as always.

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  2. Angelic people draw angels to them. You’re in good company for a reason! Glad you had a good visit, and I wish it hadn’t been so difficult.

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