I'm not in a particularly cranky mood, so I don't have much to rant about today. Even though we're in a national park and their usual attitude of "Where's your entrance fee? Now, get out," irritates me. So far, it's been a very pleasant trip.
Yesterday we went into Yosemite Valley. Some of our party hiked down from Glacier Point. The rest of us dropped them off, then drove on and visited the store, and the Ansel Adams gallery. Rangers were very helpful. A park service employee was directing traffic and he asked if we were having a good time. Someone said, "Better than you. We're not at work." He quickly retorted, with a gesture to the granite rocks surrounding us, "But I get to work here." We chuckled and admitted he had the last word.
It all comes down to attitude. If you say you enjoy something, and work at convincing others, pretty soon you believe it, too.
The power of positive thinking is contagious. So I think I'll go spread a little of it.