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Trying to Be Thankful

Yuck! I hate the weather today. It has been raining all day and the temperature has not broken 40 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 5 degrees Celsius). Part of me wants it to just snow and get it over with, but the other part of me screams "It's only October!"

It is interesting to me how the weather can have such an impact on peoples moods. On days like today I feel pretty down. But, a smile will break across my face as the sun breaks through the clouds. It seems on days like today students complain about everything and they do dumb things in class that are just disruptive. But on days with nice weather everyone is just a little more pleasant. But it could all be me too. Maybe on sunny days I am in a better mood to deal with the antics of students and on days like today I just don't want to deal with it at all.

Some of my friends in college used to call me "Pollyanna" after the main character on the Disney film of the same name. Pollyanna enjoyed playing "The Glad Game." In every situation Pollyanna faced, she tried to find at least one thing to be glad about. Even though it is rather cheesy, I think this is a good way to approach life, especially as a Christian. How can we help but be overflowing with thanks for all that God has done for us.

Excuse me. I am going to play "The Glad Game" now.


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