Grateful #3

by David

in Be Grateful

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I had high hopes last week that I’d be able to write more for this site, but alas it wasn’t to be.

Instead I had to contend with car trouble and a full schedule at work.

Even so, I had a lot to be grateful for.

On Monday I was grateful for a training day all about leadership.

On Tuesday I was grateful for the trains because my car was out of action.

On Wednesday I was pleasantly surprised when the dealership waived the labour costs for the work they did to fix my car.

On Thursday I was grateful that I caught up with a few great people I know.

On Friday I was grateful that my son woke me up after I slept through the alarm.

On Saturday I got the message my body was telling me and slept for an extra hour.

On Sunday I was grateful to be able to read a good book on my Kindle.

It’s amazing how quickly the time passes and those brief moments, when I stopped long enough to take in what was happening and feel gratitude for the good things in my life, really help to balance out the not so awesome things.

What are you grateful for today?

Go ahead, leave a comment and let me know 🙂

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David March 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

It’s been a hugely busy start to the week. My days are full to bursting. It’s pretty much work, followed by dog walking, grocery shopping, chores, driving children around and slapping paint on the walls and ceiling of my mother-in-law’s kitchen.

MONDAY: Was grateful for pink paint. You know, the paint that starts out pink so you can see where you’ve already painted and then turns pure brilliant white.

TUESDAY: Today I was helped with something I’ve been struggling to do at work. I’m grateful for that help.

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xujazi March 6, 2013 at 1:20 am

Every day, I am grateful for my dog. He’s been a little gassy lately and it’s quite entertaining. (Entertaining only as long as his innards are working properly, which they are.)

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David March 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Thanks, Xujazi. That made me smile 🙂

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David March 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm

WEDNESDAY: Today I’m grateful for the cooperation and ingenuity shown by my team at work today. They worked diligently to turn a situation around and make it better than could reasonably be expected.

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David March 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm

THURSDAY: I’m grateful that someone wasted my time today. It brought home to me how important it is to distance myself from people who would do that. Partly it was my fault because I tolerated it–and that’s also a nice lesson to learn. (And in case you’re wondering… no, I’m not being sarcastic. 🙂 )

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David March 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm

FRIDAY: I’m grateful for guy who’s been fitting a new kitchen in my mother-in-law’s place. He’s the sort of guy you can leave unattended and won’t go rooting through your possessions while you’re out. He did a great job too.

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David March 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

SATURDAY: I’m grateful for my emergency fund. I had to dip into it today!

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David March 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

SUNDAY: It’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK, so I’m grateful for mothers (you make the world go round). And in particular I’m grateful for my own mother, for my mother-in-law and of course the mother on my four children. Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

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