The hard thing about the gratitude challenge is that once you start looking for your blessings, you start to realize just how many you have…which makes writing only three very hard. So…my three for today.
- I am grateful for friends of friends who are willing to do huge favors for me, even though they don’t know me. Janssen is a friend of my friend Jennifer. Janssen doesn’t know me from Eve, other than a little mutual blog stalking. She lives near one of the University of Texas at Austin. I emailed her a while back to see if she could get me in touch with any people in the MBA program. She totally hooked me up. Then, I asked her if she would read, review and edit my essays for UT. This was no small undertaking. My first drafts were, well, bad and there were four of them. She has a life, a job, a husband, so it’s not like she has all of this free time. Anyway, she said she would be happy to do it and the result, a few very good essays. Thanks Janssen!!!
- I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be a part of Sowers of Hope (this is not the official website…that will launch soon, but I saw the prototype tonight and my design friends would be proud). Tonight we elected a Board of Directors and discussed the roles we all hope to play in the future. As I sat in this meeting, I realized that if the only reason I ended up back in Utah was to be a part of this, it was totally worth it. And…I think I will be heading to Congo this summer. How exciting is that?
- I am grateful for a wonderful office staff. Seriously, my employees are fantastic…and not just because they threw me a birthday party today (thanks, Elise, for organizing it)! I have such a great team. They each bring their own personality and strengths to the mix and they all work so well together. They provide me with hours of entertainment and make every day at my semi-non-fulfilling job enjoyable. P.S. My birthday isn’t until Sunday.
“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach