gratitude sunday


gratitude — the state of being grateful : thankfulness

On this Gratitude Sunday, I am grateful for:

  • The wisdom that is telling me not to hold on to the anger, frustration, resentment that I have been feeling about my recent layoff. Suffice to say, it was unpleasant at best (no “conscious uncoupling” here — I had to sign a “separation agreement”). But I also know that for my life to move forward in the positive way that I’d like it to, I must put this disappointment behind me and focus on today and the future
  • And the good things that have resulted from the experience
  • Like the fact that I made a couple of really good friends in the office, who have been a great comfort and support the past few weeks
  • And the beautiful thank-you video I received from one of the teams I recently trained — so fun, so creative, and so full of gratitude
  • The invaluable cross-cultural work experience
  • And the five months of amazing eating that confirmed I am a bone fide curry junkie
  • Knowing that I made a positive difference in the lives of the people I helped to learn a new skill, especially the women, who still suffer such tremendous workplace — and societal — discrimination in India
  • The certainty I have about what I don’t want my next job to be
  • The generous people who have already been helpful in passing along and revising my CV
  • And the push I needed to  reexamine my own small business ideas
  • The opportunity to once again revise my own life priorities, which will free up time and energy to focus on my new pursuits
  • As always, the love and support of my husband, which makes managing the trauma of this stressful time so much easier to bear

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