I pride myself on staying very positive and upbeat throughout mostly everything. I recall smiling through the tears after Memere passed away, despite my achy heart. I laughed and joked my way through 9 miles of limping in my Half Marathon. I smiled at the face of organic chemistry, determined to overcome.
Even still. When I received an email telling me that “a more qualified person had been chosen” for my dream job position, I was crushed.
Not that I’ve ever been in serious, head over heels, what planet am I on? love, but I imagine that this is a little like falling in love with a guy, telling him you’re mad about him, and then finding out that he never really liked you in the first place.
I was all ready to throw a mini tantrum, all ready to make a fuss. And then I realized something. Admittedly, it is something that I need to be so humbly reminded of sometimes.
I am blessed.
I have a roof over my head. A good education. I have a sister for a best friend, a mom who remains my number one fan, a dad who’s always there despite having an unbelievably stressful job, and friends who tell me I can do anything.
I have a part time job to help pay the bills. A God who comforts me and provides the grace that I need in the moments when I need it. I have a home. More than enough food to eat. I am, when you get right down to it, more than happy.
(Which, by the way, suddenly made me feel very guilty for ever being so darn upset in the first place!)
Now I’m off to go for a run.
Because I can. 😉
QUESTION: What are you most thankful for in your life?