I’ve read lots of terrific bloggers’ posts on 10 Things of Thankful. But see, with Go Ask Daddy, my Fridays are all booked up. Tonight, at 12:34 p.m., I realized I could submit something on a Saturday.
So, here goes. It’s my first swipe at something like this. It comes at the conclusion of a tough week. Maybe the practice of pointing out 10 things to be thankful for will be good for the soul.
1. A tagalong kid.
Grace likes to accompany me anywhere, near or far. She came with me to our North Charlotte office so that I could swipe a power cord (promise I’ll return it Sunday, fellas!) We drank hot cocoa.
2. Great timing.
I got to the café at work for a slice of pizza just as they were closing. As in, just in time to rescue a whole cheese pizza they were about to toss. #PizzaLivesMatter
Just watched Ant Man with the kids. Marvel rules! Just enough like Marvel stuff and just enough like new stuff. Evangeline Lilly can steal a show, but I kind of adore Judy Greer.
I love a good song with meaningful lyrics. Sometimes, though, it’s the lyrics and the rhythm and the tone and the feel and how it’s sung. And you play it more than once, when you find it. And share it with friends. Like this.
5. Good reviews.
We’re all a little nervous when it comes to work reviews, right? It was good shit, though. No corrective action, no lawsuits. They’re going to keep me around and everything.
6. Good team.
Yeah, the Broncos qualify, but I’m talking my work team. This crew ranks tops among all I’ve been part of at Red Ventures. Lots of talent, and they care about each other. The stuff of champions.
7. Deep sleep.
It doesn’t always happen. I’ve been exhausted lately, and dropping into comatose-like sleep keeps me afloat. I sleep so hard I don’t even dream. I haven’t gotten my full six in a while. Every minute counts.
8. Mexican food.
In college, I’d often say, during a rough stretch, “man, I just need my people’s food.” When you make fajitas or guacamole, it doesn’t matter if you can’t even conjugate verbs in Spanish.
I attended the startup grind at work this week. I’d reserved a ticket and it sold out, so even though I felt the opposite of able to network, I went. Can’t tell you how glad I am that I did. Incredible.
10. The Weekend.
I’ve not one to wish away a week. This weekend, though, will contain things that can replenish a soul: Soccer, time with the girls, meditation, writing, football, time to myself and maybe even a museum.
I told a friend I’d feel more like a champ if I could just clean out my inbox. It could start there. Getting a handle on life, one step at a time. Be present and diligent, confident and hopeful.
Any time I’ve seen these posts, I’ve thought, “can I really come up with 10? Is this gratitude stuff all that?” Honestly, I’m not sure. I’m glad I wound up on Christine’s blog last night and gave it some thought! So what about you?
What are you grateful for?