Anyway, what I've been expressing so often lately is how thankful I am for the job I have.
Sure, it's a job...meaning it's an income...with a benefits package...and a coffee machine one cubicle away. And while I do give thanks for those obvious perks (no pun intended), the things I'm most grateful for have little to do with money, vision/dental insurance, or automated coffee. It's about relationships.
I work with a neat mix of personalities. Though each of us is different, we all just sort of...click? Our bosses are incredible people. They care about one another and us - far beyond whether or not we're on time for work (which I actually am, and that was so never me!). Basically? We are a family. In good times, we celebrate with and for one another. In times of trial, we support one another with words of encouragement, hugs, prayer, even a surprise coffee from the local Dunkin'. Because you can always 'say it with coffee', right? Totally.
I think back to how nervous I was to leave the comforts of where I was, and to take a direction that differed from anything I've done with employment in the past 15yrs or so. I'm passionate about working with kids. My 'office profession', previous to that, was medical coding/billing. But God (my favorite words) knew exactly where I needed to be.
So glad I didn't decide to go off in my own direction, confident that I knew what was best for me. I would have missed out on the blessings I have, right here, where I am :-)
Now if only I can stop referring to customer files as "charts"............
...for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.