Sunday, August 23, 2009

Reasons to be Grateful, Part 3

I missed the last two Sundays on this post. I'm not sure what happened, but I often find Time getting the best of me.

So here goes.

I am grateful that I have employment. It's not the greatest job in the world and its not what I really want to be doing with my life, but it has its upsides and I like the people I work with and the view from the office. It's been slow lately and beyond November we don't really know how secure the job is, but I'm glad to have it nonetheless.

I'm grateful that despite complications, my ex wife and I get along very well. It makes difficult terrain, for the most part, easier to navigate. It definitely beats hating your ex. When we take my daughter up and back to college I ride along in her fiancee's car. We all actually enjoy each other and we all adore my daughter. Its nice to have that bond, even though I envy the fact that he lives with my kid and I don't. Bottom line, love is a great binding element.

I'm grateful that I have a place to live. Again, not ideal, but a place to live that is clean and has a very nice kitchen. A roommate whom I see rarely but who is a nice guy and a damn fine cook with a great sense of humor. Living here has made a few aspects of my life easier to get a handle on. It's also given me the opportunity to rediscover Brooklyn and its many charms.

I'm grateful to reconnect with some old friends on Facebook. People I've fallen out of touch with and missed and glad to see again. I hope they are as happy to see me.

Thanks, Thanks and ever thanks.


JaimieH said...

Loving this post :-) I'm grateful for U!

KB in NYC said...

Gratitude is everything. How can you hope to gain more of anything if you can't appreciate what you already have? I can't tell you how often I am reminded of this fact.

Happy times OG. May your cup of gratitude continue to overfloweth.

Anonymous said...

I like this made me feel good. I just finished writing a gratitude post (my cure for a down day).

Hampers said...

Thanks for sharing the gifts of thought. It was nice going through it. keep it up the good work. Cheers :)