Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Attitude for Gratitude

I had a really good weekend last week. Yes, and that includes the time I spent at my defensive driving class. I didn't have to work Monday since I'm working on Saturday so it was so nice to have a 3-day weekend. Today's post I'm going to focus on the things that make me grateful.

*I'm grateful I got a speeding ticket and went to my defensive driving course; even though I had to spend $190.00 and spend a Saturday in class, it made me realize that I drive too fast and that I need to slow down. Since then, I now abide by the speed limit and always drive 9 miles an hour or less (gotta start somewhere!) and I cut back on my driving/talking time too.

*I'm grateful that I have a job. No, it's not my dream job, I do not like what I do, but I can do my job and I get a paycheck that gives me the ability to live my lifestyle and pay off my debt. I know in a few months I will have secured my dream job, right now, I'm learning patience.

*I'm grateful that those two months away really helped improve my relationship with boyfriend; had he not left we probably would not be together today and I'm glad that we worked through our problems. *Cliche alert* Absence does make the heart grow fonder.

*I'm grateful that my family gets along and that we can count on one another for anything.

*I'm grateful that boyfriend has work and is able to bring in money. Just a few weeks ago we didn't think he'd be working until the end of February.

*I am grateful that in a years time we will be able to hit the road and travel the United States--debt-free and taking a giant risk.
Anyway, this post just wanted me to reflect on a few things that I'm grateful for at the moment. I hope you do the same, once you start thinking of things you are grateful for, it's hard to stop.

We now return to our regular broadcast...

1 comment:

Miss M said...

I don't think I've ever seen someone express gratitude over a speeding ticket! Slowing down will save a bit on gas, keep you from getting more tickets, and maybe save your life if you're in an accident.