Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cultivating Gratitude #2

(If I had the gumption to take my picture while working I might look a bit like this--okay, maybe not so pretty!)

Here it is at 8:30 at night and I am still so busy that taking time out to write this post is questionable. And yet, if I do not write it, I will feel guilty about not taking time to cultivate gratitude in my life. So, here I sit typing away and have decided to be grateful that I am busy. I have the opportunity to work--to earn a little extra Christmas money. For this I am grateful, especially after reading headlines this morning that unemployment numbers in the country rose again last month. How hard it must be to want to work, to want to provide for one's family, and yet not have a job to go to--or even sit at one's computer to do at 8:30 p.m. on a Saturday night.

I am truly grateful for opportunities to work.

Scripture of the Day: 2 Nephi 19:6


  1. I understand. In our house my husband has a job but doesn't get paid. I am getting a little tired of that, but at least we were good savers at one time.

    Congrats completing your first semester and having your prep time reduced next semester.

    Also your family pictures are very cute--and I did notice you had a new profile picture. You look great! Sort of younger and sassier. :-)

  2. So am I...grateful for the opportunity to work. Though writing full time isn't exactly making me wealthy. But I have to think maybe my stories are making a difference in someone's life. :)


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