Each Tuesday, I’m going to share something I am either:
a) thankful for, b) something I witnessed that was an act of kindness, or
c) something I did to “pay it forward”
I’m incredibly busy at the moment, with work and a term paper I have to finish for grad school before I go on a two week vacation on Friday. Getting ready for this vacation is keeping me busy as well, not to mention the fact that I’ll be moving after my vacation and have tons of things to organize for that too. I had to attend a work meeting in the early evening and got home only 15 minutes ago. So I was in a complaining and moping mood until JJ tweeted the reminder for the thoughtful Tuesday. And it got me thinking… which is the whole point of thougtful Tuesday… ;-)
I’m grateful that I have a job! Several jobs actually and get decently paid in all of them. I have enough money to attend grad school in the first place, which I had planned for quite a long time, but never had the means to do it. I get paid enough so that I’ll be able to afford a bigger flat. (I can also afford it, because in December I’ll have saved enough money for the remaining grad school classes and can use the amount that I put away every month to pay the higher rent). I get paid enough to afford the awesome vacation I’m about to go on. I get paid enough to go on vacation every year. My job is secure enough to be able to plan and already pay for a vacation in spring 2011. Even though it feels like there is a lot of money slipping through my fingers these days with all this vacation planning :-) I get paid enough so I can rather easily put some money aside every month to save up for things like holidays and furnitures and fun stuff. So many things to actually be grateful for today…
Its tough to see the “good” in things when we are swamped and busy–but glad feel that there are lots of things to be be thankful for :) Take me on vacation with you!
I read your tweet at the right time to forget the feeling of being totally swamped for a moment and remember the good things. I needed that. I’m not sure our rental car will have space for a fifth woman and her luggage, but I’ll be thinking of you on the road… :-)