Last night we had thunderstorms and lots of rain. Some parts of the St. Louis area received up to 5 inches of rain overnight! When I woke up, the day started as another dreary day. Gray skies are a common feature especially in the winter. As I thought about the thunderstorms it made me feel thankful. Yes, thankful. I have come to realize that having gray, stormy days are necessary in order to feel thankful for sunny, warm days. You see, if every day was sunny and warm we would tire of it. We would become complacent. So, today embrace these gray skies and rainy nights and offer thanks. Sunny skies are soon to come!