Yesterday The Flirt and I went to The Monster Truck Show at the ND State Fair grounds, which was part of Ribfest. Ribfest is a good time, as there is always something going on, and you get to eat delicious pulled pork, ribs, or some other smoked goodness. This year, they invited the Monster Trucks to come, and we thought it would be a good show.
It turns out we were wrong, and it was an expensive mistake because it was $20/ticket. They brought 3 trucks, one of which died early, and all they did is drive back and forth and jump over a few cars, with large gaps of time in between. There’s more disappointment dripping from this experience, but I won’t belabor the point. Long story short, it wasn’t what was advertised.
Here’s the good news.
We went to the Monster Truck Show with friends, and even though the show was a complete bust, we had a good time chatting with them.
It gets even better.
Later we came back for supper and to listen to an Eagles Tribute band called The Long Run, and they were awesome. We met a couple in line to get supper, and ended up sitting together. We’d not met them before, but we hit it off and spent the entire eventing chatting with them.
I think that was the best part of the whole day, was meeting Bob and Sue. They were really awesome, and I hope I run into them again.
The lesson I took away from this experience was that just because one part of the day was a huge disappointing flop, it doesn’t mean your day is ruined. It’s a good lesson to always seek out the good things in any situation, no matter how small. Little things do add up.
Faithful Readers, life is too short. Here’s hoping we can all have the presence of mind to be aware that there are blessings to be found in most situations, and actively seek those out. Also, eat good BBQ… hmmm!!! Blessings all!