Gratitude – July 14

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It should come as no surprise that I didn’t get to my gratitude post yesterday.  It was a 12 hour work day for me, and it was crazy busy.  But that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t mindful about the things that I am grateful for, it means I was just too tired at the end of the day to open up the laptop and type.  Better late, than never, right?

Classes started yesterday at the school where I work as a registrar.  I am grateful that we had such a successful start, as most of the vocational schools here in Tucson are struggling with enrollment.  I feel fortunate that we had so many new students start; it’s good for them and good for the school.  Of course, it means a lot more work for me, but I am thankful to have it.  I am also thankful that the day went so smoothly.  Even though the day was chaotic with things to get done, there was only one minor hiccup in my area.  That’s definitely something for the old gratitude list!

I am also grateful that when I got home last night, my Honey had some comfort food ready for me.  He knew that I would be tired and hungry so he was prepared.  It’s wonderful to be taken care of when I need it most.

I am grateful for the kind words of coworkers.  Yesterday, as I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, more than one of my coworkers told me how much they appreciate what I do.  That type of recognition is what keeps me going.  The best conversation came early in the day though, and wasn’t work related.  I am very open about my recovery at work, and once a year I do a talk to the student body about alcoholism and addiction.  Yesterday, one of my coworkers came to my office to tell me how proud he is of me and my recovery.  He has a friend that is struggling with alcoholism right now, so he is seeing first hand just how difficult it is for alcoholics to stay sober.  I was touched by his comment.  We spoke for a few minutes and he told me that he had taken his friend to treatment over the weekend, and how hard it was.  Boy, I remember those days.  I am so grateful, though, that his friend was willing to get help.

All in all, it was a good, but exhausting day.  I am looking forward to another one.




2 thoughts on “Gratitude – July 14

  1. I am thankful that there are so many wonderful blogs, like yours, available for me to read in the mornings when I first get up.

  2. Thank you so much! I don’t know what I would do without all of the blogs out there, including yours! I hope you have a great day and that you have a lot to be grateful for.

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