It’s been a rough few weeks around here, mostly at work. So after today’s gloom-and-doom, I headed to Crossfit, got my butt handed to me by wall balls and the knees-to-elbows. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but I did get all my pushups done strict (i.e. not on my knees), so that’s progress.
Then I came home, realized that the vague feeling of nausea wasn’t related to working out, but rather to the tiny, late lunch I ate today thanks to my gloom-and-doom sort of day at work. Amy rushed out to grill our dinner (YUM) and I got a little food in me and started thinking more about my day.
And then I realized:
- I have a job.
- That interests me.
- That allows me to work with smart people.
- Where I get to work on interesting problems and projects.
- In a beautiful environment.
- That is close to my home.
- For which I get a salary.
- Which allows me to live in a house with my wife and our dogs.
- And play hockey.
- And Crossfit.
- And travel.
- And give money to causes and organizations which mean a great deal to me.
So while I know I’m not the only one who’s feeling awfully overwhelmed about work these days, those are all things for which I am eternally grateful, and I don’t want to forget it. Not everyone is in such a situation, especially not these days, and I never want to take these blessings for granted.