So much to be thankful for

First and foremost, I am thankful I have a job. But there are times when that thankfulness isn’t enough to make me feel better when I’m having a grumpy day.

So I have this thing I do when I’m not feeling so good about my general position in the work place. I like to call it, ‘pretend thankfulness’. I know I have a lot to be thankful for outside of the workplace and I could definitly think about that when I’m bummed at work. But sometimes the two worlds just don’t cross over well. So here’s my list of pretend thankfulness for the workplace and the corresponding circumstances I’m trying to look past:

-I’m thankful that I have a space to work (though it’s being torn down in a few weeks because of it’s lack of functionality and asthetic appeal)
-I’m thankful to have a steady flow of work from my contacts (I really don’t)
-I’m glad my co-workers share their infinit wisdom (all too often sometimes)
-I’m thankful for the life and excitment that ebbs and flows throughout our office (even when I’m on the phone and can hardly hear my customers over the noise)
-I’m thankful I have my own rolly, swivel chair (which tends to buck me off every chance it gets)
-I’m glad I have a challenging marketing position (which means I have very little work right now because people would rather use the money from the insurance company to buy food instead of a new floor)
-I’m glad that my company holds me accountable to high standards and goals (even when they are very much out of my reach and completely unrealistic)
-I’m thankful for all the vacation time I get to use this summer (I have a total of 5 days for the entire year)

So I think that’s enough for now. I have to get back to marketing for work. Lord help me, I’d rather be home reading, writing or painting with friends (and getting paid for it, haha).

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