I have found one of the best places to hang out in Indianapolis.
The lounge at the Ed Martin Acura dealership at Keystone and 96th Street.
Yesterday afternoon, I took dad’s car to get an oil change there because he was busy with some things at work. I dropped off the car and was waved into the “lounge” to wait.
*sigh* Great, I thought. I should have brought my book.
But oh no. This was not one of your typical 2 feet by 2 feet waiting areas where the ONLY thing to read is either a car catalogue or Midwest Gardening. This spacious little area had FREE soda (just like a coke machine, only you just press the buttom and BAM…free coke), FREE Starbucks coffee, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, cable television on a high-definition plasma screen, awesome couches, and work spaces with free wireless internet.
Seriously? Yes. I am serious. When they came in a half an hour later to ask if I wanted the courtesy car wash, I said, Of course, take your time. My soap’s on, as I sipped my free diet coke.
Just kidding. I didn’t say that. I hate soaps. But seriously, how cool is that??
It’s the simple things, I guess.
And it’s the simple ways God answers our prayers that always startles me. It has been a really crazy past few weeks. I was lacking sleep, lacking time with Cody, lacking time to work out. Then this morning, I switched up my routine just a smidge and went for a run. And I was able to watch the sunrise during my run…it was all these really subtle shades of purple, lavender, hot pink, light orange…it was so beautiful and gentle-looking. Like God was trying to break the day gently for us.
Other simple good things this week include…
-How God has showed up for the Reid family…if you haven’t taken the time to check out RD’s website and read about his progress and how his family is doing, you should. His wife Jill has taken to starting each day with thanksgiving and praise, and it has been encouraging to me, even in this time that is so hard for her. Every single one of your prayers matters. Please keep it up. 🙂 http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rdreid
-Dinner and Starbucks with the Precioussssss…we laughed…a lot.
-Talking to Caitlyn on the phone…and knowing I get to see Julie soon.
-Cody making dinner for me last night.
-Feeling generally more aware of God and His working in the people around me…and being thankful that even when I feel helpless, he provides ways for me to help those who might need it.
-Knowing He will provide…it may not be what I think I want, but it will always be what I need the most.
“The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you.” -numbers 11:23
“Your grace is enough…”