One of our little road trips this past weekend was to a deserted mine. It was up a bumpy narrow mountain road about 10 miles that was hot and dusty. Crawling around the mine you got a feeling of how desolate and rough the area was. It made me thankful for the things I've become to not even think of such as electricity, running water, and fresh vegetables. I was thinking about how difficult it was to reach in a car and how much harder it must have been years ago when there were only wagons and horses. I've come to expect so much in my life and have forgotten to appreciate the little things. I must try a little harder at keeping my gratitude list, when one is in an attitude of gratitude it is hard to be negative. Today I am thankful for the sun on my back, my morning cup of coffee and the sound of the wind chimes in the air.