I'm tired of not having my windows open and enjoying the glorious breeze ('cause the rain would pour in!). I'm tired of having to plan errands (with two kids in tow) around how menacing the clouds look. I'm tired of mud being tracked into the house - which just means more cleaning I'm obviously behind on. I'm tired of babies being woken from much needed naps because of noisy claps of thunder.
This morning when I woke yet again to the (usually soothing) sound of rain, I decided it was time for a deliberate change of heart. So ......
I'm thankful for the finally green (rather than brown) grass! I'm thankful that we don't need to be paying extra on our water bill to run the sprinkler. I'm thankful that God's washing my car so I don't have to. I'm thankful that this form of precipitation doesn't require shoveling or scraping car windows. I'm thankful that the rain is keeping flying bugs from flying around and pestering me. I'm thankful for the blossoming shrub outside our living room window that I can enjoy while I sit at the laptop.
Here we go again!
"... I'm thankful ... I'm thankful ... I'm ..." Oh, I give up.
Rain, rain, go away! Come again another day!