Thanksgiving a Week Early

Tulip It’s been a rough few weeks around here, mostly at work. So after today’s gloom-and-doom, I headed to Crossfit, got my butt handed to me by wall balls and the knees-to-elbows. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but I did get all my pushups done strict (i.e. not on my knees), so that’s progress.

Then I came home, realized that the vague feeling of nausea wasn’t related to working out, but rather to the tiny, late lunch I ate today thanks to my gloom-and-doom sort of day at work. Amy rushed out to grill our dinner (YUM) and I got a little food in me and started thinking more about my day.

And then I realized:

  • I have a job.
  • That interests me.
  • That allows me to work with smart people.
  • Where I get to work on interesting problems and projects.
  • In a beautiful environment.
  • That is close to my home.
  • For which I get a salary.
  • Which allows me to live in a house with my wife and our dogs.
  • And play hockey.
  • And Crossfit.
  • And travel.
  • And give money to causes and organizations which mean a great deal to me.

So while I know I’m not the only one who’s feeling awfully overwhelmed about work these days, those are all things for which I am eternally grateful, and I don’t want to forget it. Not everyone is in such a situation, especially not these days, and I never want to take these blessings for granted.

4 thoughts to “Thanksgiving a Week Early”

  1. That is a bit of much needed perspective… thanks! absolutely can’t wait to see you and amy and maggie and otter 🙂

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