Instead of complaining about how things went wrong, I am choosing instead to be grateful for the opportunities. The following are things I am thankful for.
I am thankful for whatever wild animal circled our house all night, activating the motion lights so that they were on constantly. This resulted in Patience Lesson Number One, since the kids ALL woke up at various hours in the middle of the night, and seeing the lights outside, assumed it was morning and were very upset when they were told they had to go back to sleep.
Patience Lesson Number Two was brought by the storm cloud that dumped rain on our garage sale after I had spent about thirty minutes setting up our tables outside. This gave me an opportunity to rapidly clean up the shop so we could hold our garage sale indoors. And we only opened an hour late.
I am thankful for the