Well, we enjoyed a rainy 4th and sunny days on the houseboat. In fact, there was so much to be grateful for. There were cool temperature for the road race, our friends enjoyed a super time together, and we had a big tarp to stand under to watch the parade. The two houseboats offered plenty of room for six adults and four teenagers, everyone got along well and and fun, and we experienced beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Those are pretty big gratitudes.
The rainy 4th offered me time to pause about how I want to word my gratitudes. How easy it would be to phrase them in the negative. For example, it wasn’t too hot for the road race, our friends couldn’t be outside, we were crowded under the tarp…. The challenge is to stay grateful in a positive way, not voicing how it could have been better. Sure, it’s good there wasn’t lightening, but that’s not the point of being grateful. We’re grateful for what happened, not for what didn’t happen, or for what could have been worse.