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Thankful For A Fly

Posted by terrepruitt on March 5, 2015

Sigh!  I am a bit distracted lately.  I have this Special Nia Event that I am promoting and it has me thinking about it a lot.  So today I found myself grateful for a fly.  Ewwww.  I hate flies.  They gross me out.  Especially those ones that BUZZ loudly.  They just fly around making all types of racket!  I have a habit of leaving the door open when I go outside.  I usually am going to “just be a moment”, but then it turns into longer.  Or even when it really is just a moment, a fly always seems to come right in.  Argh!  Today after my Nia class I had a meeting about another Nia workshop and then I went to the store.  When I drove into the garage I was thinking about the meeting, happy and confident it went well.  I felt as if we had an idea of where we were going.  That felt good.  Then I opened the door and walked into the kitchen.  The kitchen was a mess so the workshop was swooshed out of my brain and I immediately (after turning of the alarm) began to clean the kitchen.  In an effort to clear some of the clutter I had all over the place, I decided to take something out into the garage.  Here is when I encountered the fly for which I am grateful.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose,  Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYoI stepped out of the kitchen with items in hand.  As I began to put them on the shelf I heard that awful buzz of a fly.  I turned quickly to shut the screen door which I had left open because that is my habit – I was just going to put something on a shelf – really fast.  After I found room to put the items down I thought, “What if I open the garage door?  Would the fly go out?  Could I herd him outside?”  So I opened the door.  I spotted the fly and moved toward him at which point I lost sight of him but I was hoping I would kind of swish him out anyway and then I felt him on my hand.  EWWWWWWW!  I hate that!  Icky!  I touched the fly.  I managed not to do the ewww-I-touched-a-bug-crazy-dance but I still was grossed out.  But I also felt that he did go outside.

So I turned around to go back into the house.  As I was walking towards the door I noticed an empty spot on the floor and I thought, “Huh we are out of that.  Good thing I just went to the store and bought some.”  Ahhhh.  I had forgotten my groceries in the car.  I had forgotten the groceries entirely!  I completely forgot about them.  I was focused on the progress I felt we made at my meeting, when I pulled into the garage.  I wasn’t thinking about groceries.  Then the kitchen mess sucked me in.  It didn’t ever occur to me I had just gone shopping and had groceries.  Geez!

So I turned around to get the groceries out of the car.  I found myself grateful for that icky fly.  Then I found myself rolling my eyes because I NEVER in a MILLION YEARS would have thought that I would have ever thought, “Oh, I am grateful for a fly.”  But I was grateful for that fly.  If I wouldn’t have stopped to get him out of the garage I would have left my groceries in my trunk and they would have gotten icky.  I didn’t have any meat or dairy, but my veggies would have gotten wilted.

Ha, so there you have my day.  And the my story about being grateful for a fly.  (Ewww!)  Who would have thought?

Please tell me you forget things, too.  What have you forgotten lately?  What are you grateful for?

2 Responses to “Thankful For A Fly”

  1. Funny story on perception. What you focus on takes over! My dog loves flies. He is the BEST fly catcher, highly motivated, fast and tenacious. “get the fly” is all he needs to into action from room to room!


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