Work. I am grateful every day that I have a fantastic job that pays me well and I get to work with wonderful, friendly people. Some days I’m not so sure that I’ve done anything of worth, but the rewarding days definitely outweigh the others and I know I am valued. I could not ask for a better career or employer.
Today I am thankful that Farmer and I, while not rich by any means, can afford to go into the local dollar store and buy toilet paper and facial tissue. Or any product, for that matter. While we were waiting in line, the purchases for the woman in front of us totaled $3.76. She attempted to make the purchase using a credit card (whether it was credit or debit, I do not know) and the card was rejected. She then had to dig through her wallet to come up with enough crumpled dollar bills and assorted change to pay for her purchase.
I have been in her position, scraping by, barely able to afford the necessities. We are now in a comfortable enough financial position to have savings, afford the things we need and the things we want, pay our bills, donate to charities. And for that I am thankful, that we have been afforded this luxury of financial comfort.
Today I’m thankful that no one actually reads these posts, and realizes that I didn’t keep up my end of daily posts because I missed days seven and eight. But here I am, posting again.
I am actually thankful for mornings I get to sleep in, and evenings after a hard day’s work that I can go to bed “early” (for me) and not worry about anything other than putting the cats and dogs to bed. Today was a beautiful day here at Thomson Centennial Farm. Farmer and I worked some, moved some equipment, fixed some things, I raked a BUNCH of dead leaves and filled up the chicken coop (yay for free, accessible, natural carbon-rich bedding). I’m sore tonight and ready for bed but so thankful that I am able to accomplish everything we did today.
I am thankful tonight for those people who work on our highways to make them safer places to drive. It can be frustrating to have road work and delays when all you want to do is get home. But without these guys and gals repaving and repairing our roads, the roads wouldn’t be fit to drive on in short time. So the next time you have a delay because of construction, slow down, calm down, and be thankful that your continued journeys down this road are being made easier because of this temporary delay.