. . . for thankfulness.
I am especially grateful for a broken heater. For four days my roommates and I wore our outside clothes inside, appreciated going to work (to get warm), made plans to be in heated places after work, and stayed in the warm covers in the morning a little longer than usual. But, if it weren't for my broken heater, I would never have come to know how much I love my bathroom. It was the perfect size for heating quickly with a space heater. The toilet doubled as a seat on which to eat my breakfast, study the scriptures, check my email and other such things. Mostly I'm grateful for discovering the room's use as a venue for my guitar practice. My fingers were warm, my roommates didn't have to listen to me and something about the space made my voice tolerable.
I'm also grateful for a roommate that comes up with fantastic Halloween costume ideas. No, we are not tennis partners. Dig back into your memory . . . the Doublemint Twins. We even practiced folding pieces of gum into our mouths, ever so gracefully.
Lastly, I am grateful for a class that makes me happy to go to work.