Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our Lucky Day

I've noticed it every time I've visited Kohl's. Sitting there near the aisle. And every time I visit Kohl's, I try it out for a couple of hours minutes. It's the Homedics Shiatsu Massage Cushion. I think it is the heated one I've tried out several hundred times. Priced at $250. Too much to pay in my opinion.

But lately my back has been in an especially bad way. So bad, in fact, that I paid a visit to Dr. Quack the chiropractor this morning. He said my pelvis is a little off, hence the reason my whole right side hurts like crazy and keeps me up at night.

When I got back from the chiropractor, Mark was on his way out to Kohl's to return a duplicate video game and to perhaps spend the Kohl's cash we earned when we did our Christmas shopping.

"Couldn't you just take a look at the shiatsu thingy? Pleeeease? Maybe it's on major sale, and you can pick it up for me for a hundred or something."

He said he'd look.

He called me about 15 minutes later to inform me that he could not find the cushion. Anywhere.

"Can't you ask someone if they have one in the back? Pleeeeease?" I pleaded. I had my doubts. When do they ever find things in The Back?

When he came home with the Homedics Shiatsu Massage Cushion in hand, I was surprised. He told me to try it out. I did, basking in the therapy, yet at the same time trying not to get too attached to the cushion should we need to return it to help our bank account. I was especially nervous when Mark asked me, "So how much do you like it? How much is it worth to you?"

"Ummm...a hundred? Please tell me you only paid a hundred. Or maybe $150?"



"It was free," he said.

Turns out he did indeed ask someone if there was one in the back. This employee disappeared for a few minutes and came back with one. It appeared to be an open box, and it wasn't the heated cushion I had tried before, but if I need heat--which I never use anyway--we have a heating pad.

"It's your lucky day," she said. "You can have this one for $26.99." Mark paid with our $30 Kohl's cash.

Guess it was our lucky day. Either that, or God really does care about the little things. Like aching backs.


Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Wow. I DO believe that God is in the little things, and yor story illustrates that wonderfully. I've missed you lately- traveling, but trying to check in when I can...

Arby said...

Nice! Happy relaxing.

tsinclair said...

Super cool!!!

CrossView said...

Of course He cares about the little things. =D
And what a deal! YAY for Mark! Hope it helps you feel better - too bad it doesn't straighten a crooked pelvis??!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Very cool indeed! I know that price alone would make my back feel better! :o)

@nnie said...

God's little gift straight to you. I love it! And I hope it does work for that pelvis.

Lauren said...

Yes, when you leave these things in God's care, you can sit back and be amazed at his wonderful provision.

Consider the lilies of the field...