Yesterday was such a nice day. I slept like a baby last night. And today’s starting out pretty good too.
We were scheduled to have our taxes figured at 2 p.m yesterday. But, when I got the paperwork together the evening before, I couldn’t find the statements for our Social Security benefits. I went on-line to see if I could possibly get print-outs. Lesson learned … SSA doesn’t allow you to do anything quickly.
So, I was bummed that we were going to have to go without the SSA paperwork, and I would just have to tell the tax guy that I would get that info to him as soon as I received a new copy in the mail. Rats. I really wanted to get the taxes filed and over with.
But, as they say, “hope springs eternal”, so before we left for the appointment, I went through a couple stacks of paperwork on my desk o.n.e m.o.r.e t.i.m.e, and I was amazed that this time when I looked through the last stack, there were the two statements! I know I had been through that stack at least two times before, so I consider finding those forms a little miracle!
Then, we went to our new, young tax guy. He was very low key, but friendly and seemed very competent. Because we had everything we needed, we left his office less than an hour later with everything done. What a relief! I’m not very good at keeping our financial paperwork organized, so it’s always a huge relief when I’ve managed to come up with everything we need and the taxes are filed for another year!
So, because that was done, I slept very peacefully last night.
Then when I got up this morning and started to make the coffee, I remembered that the last time we were in Atlanta I had seen my sister doing something when she made coffee that I had never thought to do. Rather than filling the coffee pot with water and then pouring it into the reservoir on the coffee maker, she uses the hose from the sink to fill the reservior. I had been meaning to try that, but kept forgetting. This morning I tried it, and it worked like a charm. No muss, no fuss. I love it when I learn a better way to do something … especially something that I do every day!
Three small events came together to make the last 24 hours especially pleasant for me … lost paperwork found … taxes completed … an easier way of making coffee!
May you have some small victories in your life today that give you a little boost. And, if you think there aren’t any, take a little harder look around … you may “find” a couple little victories you hadn’t noticed before!