I had to say a little prayer of gratitude for my car and my ability to drive anywhere I need to go in relative comfort. Sometimes I worry about the heat exposure to my children for the small amount of time it takes to go from the parking lot to a store. Or about putting them back in the car afterwards - it's like an oven in there. I look forward to owning a mini-van someday because there are AC vents in the back seats. And often I complain about the heat and the fact that I feel like I never get dry for about four months. But today I was thankful for our easy life, and the large and small things we take for granted.
Maybe that mother waiting for the bus was thankful too. She might imagine a life without any transportation at all except her own two feet. She might be grateful for the stroller to save her back from the aches of carrying a baby all the time. And she might be saying, "I'm thankful for the buses."
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