This morning I found my car completely iced over. I had expected it to be covered with snow, but not ice. I couldn't open the driver's side door, so firmly frozen shut was it. What saved me from being late for work? A malfunctioning seatbelt.
For months - years, even - I've been cursing the piece-of-junk driver's-side seatbelt that doesn't fully retract when I unbuckle it. All too often, I have come back to my car to find a length of strap dangling out the bottom of the locked door.
Today, this irritating aspect of owning an aging vehicle came to my rescue. I managed to get the door open by lifting the handle and pulling firmly on the belt. So I guess even the crappy things in life can become occasions for gratitude.