Yes, I know we’ve moved on to a new topic this week, but if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to re-visit some of the ideas about gratitude that we talked about earlier. The reason is that over the Thanksgiving holiday I was given an excellent opportunity to practice what I was preaching with regard to the whole glass half empty or full question. And—especially because there’s been so much negative press lately about the violence in Mexico—I think this story is worth sharing.
As I mentioned in our post about the Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup, my daughter and I have a tradition of spending the holiday in Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico, camped on the beach with friends. This year, I was a little hesitant because of everything I’d heard, but decided that as long as we traveled during daylight hours, and on a day when a lot of Americans would also be making the trip, it would be okay.
So we headed out, only to have a blowout in the middle of nowhere (but still in the US), about two hours into our trip. That delayed us for a couple of hours while we waited for AAA, but they finally arrived and got us back on our way. [Read more...]