So… Number One on my gratitude list today is my employer. Why, you ask? Well, I’m always grateful to them for several reasons – giving me a job in the first place, keeping me around even when times were tough, generosity with salary and bonuses, agreeing to allow me to work from home when I moved across the country… the list goes on! But this week I was particularly grateful when they offered to fly me to Victoria to work in the office for a few days this fall. The best part? We were able to schedule my trip for a week and a half in October spanning a number of special occasions – my parents’ anniversary, dad’s birthday, sister’s birthday, and Thanksgiving – which I’ll be able to celebrate with my family! As you can imagine, I am SO EXCITED (and they might be a little bit as well)! So yes, my employer definitely gets top billing on my gratitude list today.
Hope you’ll join me in this week’s Gratitude Linkup!
(If you’d like a bit of background on why I started the Gratitude Linkup, check out this post.)
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My Gratitude List
In no particular order, here is my own gratitude list for this moment in time. I hope that after reading it you’ll go on to write and share your own!
- A successful week of healthy eating, drinking enough water, and fitting in some exercise every day.
- Our new walkway, sidewalk, paved road, and now the fresh sod on the front lawn… I do believe the work on our street is pretty much over and done with!
- A front porch where we can sit and watch the world go by.
- Safety for the tiny little kid we saw running across a busy street and heading to the park, without an adult in sight. (We got involved – remind me to tell you that story sometime!)
- The groups of which I’m a member – trivia, two book clubs, dining group – and the friends I’ve met through them.
- Coffee, especially on weekend mornings.
- Getting an advance invite for Spotify in Canada (I never get advance invites!) and being able to enjoy a whole bunch of great, free music streaming on my computer.
- Surprise flowers blooming in the back yard.
- Opportunities to pay it forward.
- The trickling and bubbling sounds of my neighbour’s outdoor water feature.
- Making some progress with catching up on my To Do List after getting behind.