It was time for my chemo spa day in Seattle and we had one scheduled for earlier than normal so we decided to spend the night in the city and be ready to rock and roll the next morning.
Seattle is such a fun place to hang out and one of the coolest places to stay is the Edgewater Inn. This iconic hotel has been around forever. The Beattles stayed in it when they came to Seattle and fished out of their room. I'd always wanted to stay there so was very excited when we found a Groupon bargain for it. Only problem? I later read the fine print and saw we didn't have a room on the water side. Wah.
But it couldn't hurt to call and ask for an upgrade, right? So I did. No rooms available. Wah again. The helpful Edgewater lady did offer to make a note that we'd like an upgrade and if something came available they'd be happy to move us up in the world. Well, we got to the hotel and low and behold we had been given a complimentary upgrade to the top floor on the water side. Oh, heaven! And it's a good thing it was complimentary. We could never have afforded that four hundred-something dollar room otherwise. Yikes!
What a cool room it was! What a fabulous view of Puget Sound and the Seattle waterfront! What a blessing!
Needless to say, we had a good time. A lovely walk up to Belltown for dinner at a funky restaurant, a fire in the fireplace when we returned to the room. Oh, yes. Life is good.
And what did little Sheila learn from her adventure? Always ask for what you want. What's the worst that can happen? You might hear "No." But you might also hear "Yes."
Make the most out of life and enjoy every minute. And be grateful for every blessing, big and small. Even when you're facing challenges or going through difficult times you can always find that flower growing up through the crack in the cement.