Last week we continued the journey toward thirty things to be grateful for in November, a play on the traditional daily posts that typically flood your newsfeed, I highlighted [THE RIGHT TO VOTE], [FRIENDS AT WORK], [FOOD], [OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN], [INSPIRATION], [HOME], [FUR KIDS], and [COFFEE] as things I was grateful for. To continue in my thirty days of gratitude, here are the eight things I am grateful for this week:
[FALL WEATHER] The weather has been nothing short of gorgeous of the better part of the last month in southeastern Michigan. We’re bouncing between 50 and 60 degrees, with minimal rain. It’s been nice to soak up the fall weather this season. I needed it!
[SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISOR] I am incredibly lucky to have a supervisor who is supportive, invested, and innovative. She listens to me, encourages me, and pushes me. She laughs when I tell her that she has made me visible in our organization and it means I can’t come in looking like a bum anymore.
[READERSHIP] I try to write for myself, but sometimes that just isn’t what happens when you start to gain readership, you start to write for your audience and that’s okay. I was overwhelmed by the support I received after I wrote Knock Yourself Out earlier this week. It’s pretty awesome when you write for yourself and it ends up resonating with people.
[NEW NOTEBOOKS] I am truly a nerd, I get far too excited about new notebooks, pens, markers, post-it notes, binder clips, ANYTHING!
[SOCIAL MEDIA] There was a high amount of hesitation before I typed this one out, but as awful as social media can be, it does allow me to keep in contact with people in my life that I don’t see on a regular basis. It, if used wisely, can be a source of news, inspiration, and community.
[MY CAR] Justin and I both drive dependable cars, that we don’t have to worry about. It’s an incredible comfort to know that we have transportation to wherever we need to go, whether it be work, the hospital, to the grocery store, or on vacation.
[PAID TIME OFF] Working in an organization that provides paid time off is absolutely something to be grateful for. I am one of the few lucky ones that feels I receive an appropriate amount of PTO, between promotions, rollover, and my tenure at the organization, I have an ample amount of time to use each year. It has been very beneficial this year in particular.
[WATER] Clean, fresh, ample water is not a given anymore. I take for granted my access to water, I am able to wash my clothes, take a shower, run the dishwasher, water my lawn, and drink as much as I need without a second thought. For that, I am grateful.
What are you thankful for today?