The end of the year calls for some serious reflection. Guide to Career Education has valuable articles and forecasts for anyone wanting
to return to college to finish a degree or anyone seeking a career change in the new year. Mostly we reflect on all the things we said we’d do during the year that were swept under carpets of screaming kids, deadlines, broken alternators and cat poop (please don’t make me explain).
I follow a wonderful blog called Mary and Bob’s Journal. A while back I read a post simply called, GRATITUDE.
In that post there is gratitude for socks… socks! I thought about it. I love socks. I mean, without socks, I would not get a lick of sleep. Honest. So I am grateful for socks as well. And coffee.
I bow to the coffee bean.
Well, this is not exactly how I take my coffee. But if not for this little brown bean, I would be a slobbering mess spouting obscenities each morning. So I am grateful for coffee.
I am grateful for music. More importantly, I am grateful for my grandmother who always let me have music on no matter what time of day or night. I am grateful for a mother who always had music on when she cleaned (which was a lot!).
Then we have the birds, the bees, the snakes, the flowers, the mountains, the streams.. all the worldly creations made by my Higher Power that I stand in awe of each day. Like the red-tail hawk perched on the tree outside my apartment this morning. I am always grateful for nature.
There are so many things to be grateful for, thankful for, appreciative for. Things like:
- fresh notebooks and sharpened pencils
- a pleasant teenage daughter (truly a blessing!)
- cold water
- an open treadmill at the gym
- light traffic
- a found dollar
- finding the last sweetener packet
- a slow day at the office so I can get caught up on blogging (writing and reading)
- when my car runs good (please get me home my sweet automobile!)
These are just a few of the things that make me say, “Hey now.. that is super cool.” Maybe you have some of the same things to be thankful for.. maybe you are scratching your head as you read my list and say, “uh, this chic is cookoo!”
Please.. feel free to share some of the things you might take for granted each day, but when you really think about it… you are oh so grateful to have them.