A Lesson With Gratitude: How Mud Taught Me to Appreciate My Life 


Today I’m going to share with you a lesson in gratitude in the form of a little mud. This simple memory revisits me a few times a month, despite the summer heat. It reminds me to stay grounded and grateful for everything in my life. 


One day, I was at the car wash trying to clean the new Bumble Bee Baskets truck. I was frustrated, upset, and acting like it was the end of the world that I was unable to get the mud out of the truck. I called my spouse, my children, and desperately tried to find any way to get the mud out of this truck. Then it hit me: I should be thankful I have the darn truck! 


It wasn’t too long ago that we wouldn’t have been able to afford a new truck. It would have been one of those ‘wishes’ that wouldn’t happen if you asked me five years ago. I was so caught up on ‘ruining’ the interior of the new truck I forgot to focus on what matters- I’m blessed enough to be able to purchase a new truck. 

The moral of the story? 

It’s easy to forget all the blessings we have in our lives. Even when you practice gratitude as much as we do here at Bumble Bee Baskets. Even when things seem their worst, there is always something to be grateful for. The daily problems and annoyances of your life are symptoms of your blessings.