Gratitude journal: The awfulness snuck up on me and now it is over

Tonight I am grateful that my dentist appointment is behind me. 

I had a small cavity in need of filling that required three shots of Novocain.  Being a person pathologically afraid of needles, this was quite an ordeal for me, so I am incredibly relieved that it is over.

Even better, I had completely forgotten about my dentist appointment until an hour before it was to take place. I received a text message at 3:00 today, reminding me that I had an appointment at 4:00. This required a bit of scrambling about in order to cover an after-school class that I was scheduled to teach, but it also meant that I did not worry about the appointment all day long, as I most assuredly would have if I had remembered to put the appointment in my calendar.