Well, I was taking my power chair on this 5K so I was just going to take it to the starting point. I tried to get my dog to use the bathroom before we left home, but no luck. We were only a block from home when he started indicating we needed to make a stop. I made a detour on our route to take us somewhere there was a trash can close by. He got that taken care of and I got it picked up and disposed of and we were headed on the road again. I had to take off my gloves during this process and was nearly freezing waiting. Barely a block down the road, my power chair wheels slipped off the sidewalk and I was stuck. I've done this before, so I learned from experience how to successfully get myself unstuck. At this point, I was ready to call it quits and head back home.
But, I remembered my platform and decided to start giving thanks. I was thankful for things like:
- the wind was calmer than yesterday
- I had gloves and a coat
- I had found a portable scooper that I could use alone from my wheelchair
- I knew where the city trash cans were along my route
- I hadn't been fighting my sash through all of this
- I had learned from experience and hadn't remained stuck
- I had my cell phone in case of an emergency
- The sun was shining
Thanksgiving for the day:
""The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggle as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress."