I went to a different Starbucks than I usually do because I was on my way to do some errands. When I walked in, there were four people working behind the counter, and two people ahead of me in line.
Even so, I waited SIXTEEN minutes for my drink. (Yes, I'm the crazy person who times people when annoyed.)
When I got my drink and walked out to my car, I realized that the cup felt a little light. I opened the lid and, sure enough, it was only filled two thirds of the way. I should have walked right back in there and asked them to fill it to the top.
I was in a hurry, though (see the above 16 minute wait), so I just sipped my drink and made it last as long as I could.
And I was in a bad mood.
How dare they not fill my drink to the top? How dare they make me wait? I was so annoyed and disappointed.
And then I realized that God was listening to my mental temper tantrum.
And then I realized what a selfish and petty jerk I must sound like.
And then I realized what a very FIRST WORLD kind of problem it was to have.
And then I realized I really ought to be grateful that I have the $3.75 to drop on a drink. A drink I didn't have to walk miles to get. A drink made with clean water. A drink I don't even need in order to live.
And then I thanked God for His forgiveness!!!