Psssst! How Good Is Your Grass?

No, no, no.

Not that kind of grass!

A fellow blogger posted about First World Problems and that made me to think about the things that I should remember to be grateful for during my occasional bouts of admiring how lush other people’s grass appear to be.

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I count my blessings but not on a daily basis. Being human, I tend to forget as the stresses of the day roll on and on. But there are lots of little things that constantly remind me of how grateful I should be.

For me and like for many others, I think that “good health”, “the love of family” and “faith” are the basis of everything in life so this 5 point “gratitude” post, the first of several to come, will not mention those usual suspects.

Here are the top 5 for which I am grateful when it comes to “work-life”:

1. I have a job that pays the bills and keeps me financially stable;

2. It takes me less than 10 minutes by car to get to my office. Yes, I could probably walk but I won’t. I definitely don’t miss the days of the daily commute downtown on overcrowded buses;

3. Teleworking is permitted and this flexibility is priceless, especially when a snowstorm hits or it’s minus 30 Celsius and the car refuses to start. It also doesn’t hurt that I have a fantastic boss who sits at a desk right next to me;

4. My office is near everything – malls, banks, grocery stores, library, bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Running an errand on a lunch break or scheduling an appointment that I can get to within 10 minutes of leaving work frees up time on the weekends;

5. I enjoy the fact that my office was built on the exact same location of what used to be the city’s old library, a place where I used to spend so much time over 24 years ago, maxing out my book limit on a regular basis. Coincidence or fate? Who knows. But it’s a memory that makes me smile each and every time I walk through those office doors.

Whether it be taking care of your family and running your household or clocking in at 9-5 office, what are you grateful for when it comes to your “job”?

©2015 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

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10 thoughts on “Psssst! How Good Is Your Grass?

  1. Catching title… I was pulled in from Twitter simply because I wanted to know what kind of grass you were talking about. Turns out, you weren’t really talking about grass at all! Sounds like you have a job really worth being grateful for. Keep remembering that on the hard days!

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  2. I just changed jobs. I’m grateful that this current job is only an 1.5 hour commute as opposed to the other one that was 2.5 hrs away. Also, this job is primarily online; that means I have more time to write my second book 😉 Thanks for making me think about these gratitudes at this particular moment.

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