I don't know if it was the universe talking or if I'm just thinking more about myself these days, but I ended up having a pretty perfect Friday. Over the past few months I've taken to meeting a friend in town every other Friday to go to the supermarket. It has been something that works well for me, until I thought about it and realised that sometimes it doesn't work for me all that much.
Shopping on a Friday is great as I like to pick up salad and some crisps for the weekend, so meeting my friend and pushing her trolley around Aldi is fine. Until this week when I thought about all the other things I needed to do in town and thinking to myself that I'd better go early because my friend just wouldn't go to shops that she didn't need to visit, even if I needed to. That doesn't bother me at all, it just made me think that I can be flexible, but in my own way. On that day being flexible was doing what I needed to do and just meeting up when they were ready - I'm an early bird, they're a night owl and we're meeting somewhere in the middle.
So I set off when I was ready, had a chat with the bookshop owner, posted the parcel, checked the tide times on my phone and saw that high tide was near so I went to the beach, went to the health food shop, I really like the manager there so it's nice to talk with her, then decided to go to the new coffee shop to read my book and warm up with a hot drink. Half way through my coffee I received a message saying that my friend was only just awake so wouldn't be going out. Had I waited in I think I might have been annoyed, doing what I wanted to do and taking the view that I'd expect my friend when I saw them really paid off.