Lately I've been following this thing around:
It's been pretty slow. One of the mechanics claims that it's because he has a force field which is keeping us close to a big city with all the comforts he enjoys. He promised to turn it off tonight though, so we can actually travel to a fire.
Because it's easy to start complaining about a situation, I decided to play a game called "Smelly Train/ Nice Bag." I forget where I heard of this, but essentially, the woman who invented it was on a train that smelled unpleasant. On the plus side, she was carrying a nice purse. So whenever you have a negative thought, you have to think of a positive to go along with it.
I decided to try it:
It's 100 degrees out and we are outside all day/I'm well-hydrated and enjoying nature.
There are very few fires to keep us busy/I get to hang out with nice pilots and mechanics.
There's no cell service at the base/I don't have to deal with any work problems because they can't call me.
I'm not getting much exercise (see 100 degrees, above)/But I did run a few miles in the hills this morning into a herd of elk!
There are people annoyingly enjoying themselves on the lake nearby/We are here to save them and their property from wildfires.
There's no shade out here/The sage smells good.
See? It's easy! What's your Smelly Train/Nice Bag moment today?