Around the last month of school, I started having some pain, and I finally made a doctor's appointment, but for after the last day of school so I could get the bonus. The last 3 days of work, I was in such pain, that I was laid out in the teacher's lounge writing my year-end summaries. My boss said I could go home. She even said the check was already cut, so it didn't matter. But I stayed. I managed. That wasn't me being a stand-up worker, by the way; that was me not wanting to have to come back after the school year ended.
Anyway, my doctor ended up being sick, causing me to go to urgent care instead; then I had to get the prescription. No one has it ... not Target, not Walgreens, not CVS, not Rite Aid. The pharmacist at Target ends up calling the doctor to see if there is something else I can take. The newly chosen drug is given to me.
In the end, the urgent care co-pay was $40. The prescription cost $60. For about 15 seconds, I was annoyed. I spent all year working for that extra $100, and BOOM... there it went, all in a day.
But then, something else struck me as I sat waiting by the Target pharmacy. I began to be thankful. I was thankful that I was able to get to a doctor. I could go to a pharmacist. I could get medical help. And, I actually had the money to pay for what I needed. The thoughts were all a gift from God because I'm not someone who's overly thankful. My mom always said when I get to heaven I'll complain because there's nothing to complain about. But that day, in Target, God showed me that I truly have been given so much. It's all perspective. It's all mindset.