I opened the lid of my electric teapot at lunchtime
to find the remains of a fat, pink, drowned gecko.
It wasn't pretty.
And the really troubling part of it was
that I had stumbled out to the kitchen early that morning,
flipped the switch and boiled water for my morning cuppa tea
without looking inside.
Yes, you are thinking what I was thinking.
"Was the gecko inside when she made that tea?!?"
Well, I'll never know for sure,
but geckos are most active at night.
I grabbed the pot and headed for the yard
while my mind reeled with what I should do.
No, not with the remains -
those I dumped unceremoniously in the back corner of the garden.
But what should I do?
How will I respond to this intrusion of my teapot?!??
I mean, this is disgusting.
After taking a few deep breaths,
and because God is patiently teaching me to accept His gifts with more grace,
I chose to give thanks.
1. thanks that it wasn't a bigger or hairier something
2. thanks that I actually own an electric teapot for things to drown in
3. thanks that i hadn't been stricken with illness from gecko-infused tea
4. thanks that this isn't a regular occurrence in our home
what are you choosing to give thanks for today?