I realize this is a bit odd given the state of our economy, but I want to say thank you.
When others are living with the threat of layoffs and shutdowns, my employer is not only strong, but growing. Effective January 1st, my new title and pay scale took effect (I’ve had the title unofficially for the last few months). I am now officially the Director of Internet Strategy and Operations for what will soon be the 2nd largest student loan guarantor in the United States. When other companies are canceling bonuses, we received ours. When other companies are freezing, or worse, reducing salaries, we received increases.
This weekend I did two things I have never done before. I bought something expensive, just because I wanted to and took my shirts to the cleaners. Big whoop, I know. For me, taking shirts to the cleaners has always been a frivolous luxury. Not anymore, I can afford it. Plus, washing and ironing really sucks.
My personal life gets better every day. The pain and embarrassment of divorce is slipping away and I am newly engaged to a wonderful woman. My circle web of friends continues to grow and I have the respect of my peers. I’ve even been named on and nominated to a few “top of” lists. This all means a great deal to me.
I sympathize with those that are out-of-work or otherwise suffering and am grateful for what I have.
I am in love, I am loved, I am comfortable in my life-style and confidant in my job security.
Thank you universe, thank you.
What are you thankful for?