I read some where that a study was done where a group would find five things a day to be grateful for over some period of time and would be compared to a control group. The people finding things to be grateful for proved to be healthier then the ones who persisted in their curmudgeonly ways. I thought I'd give it a try today.
First I'm grateful that when they built this boat they didn't provide a 12v bus at the stern or create a nice convenient wire run since if they did I wouldn't have had the opportunity to stand on my head
hanging through the hatch
to the motor
compartment trying to push wires through to the next hatch
. This is an experience that no fifty something man should go through life without experiencing. I'm also grateful that I bought a several five dollar fishing
rods so that I was able to use the tip of one to push the wire through an otherwise intractible stretch. Had I been forced to use my hundred dollar rod I'm quite sure it would have broken but there would be no concievable reason for a five dollar one to break would there? I'm also grateful that the paint
that had been used on the battery box
was of a type that would come off on my hand but then not wash off. It gave me a few moments entertainment wondering how that was possible. On a similiar note I had to ponder how a person could get so much grease on them running wire? Lastly I'm grateful that there was beer
in the cupboard and a hockey game
on the radio
afterwards. Maybe even more then one beer! That may or may not be five things but I've got to tell you I think it works. I'm feeling a whole lot better already!