This morning, as the sun was rising behind iron-gray clouds, Jack shouted, "Look, Mommy! We have grass!" I looked, and Jack was right.
How uplifting and wonderful on this dreary, drippy, and depressing day!
It's amazing how Mother Nature is coming through for me even as German engineering (in the form of my 2003 Passat station wagon) is letting me down. Tuesday was a nightmare of car trouble just one week after spending a painful amount of money fixing several oil leaks. This new trouble isn't related to the old trouble, costs another painful amount of money to fix, and has completely eroded my trust in my car.
But grass is satisfyingly trustworthy. With good dirt, straw, water, and sun, it grows. It will not develop a coolant leak in the heating coil that will pollute my garage floor and drain my bank account.
So that's why, today, I am grateful for grass.
What thing makes you happy today?