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Always the Friday after Thanksgiving
Today's Five Minute Friday prompt is Thank You. I can't think of a better prompt for five minutes of writing. Working in the hospitality industry, there were years that I worked on Thanksgiving Day. Usually I've worked the day after Thanksgiving (aka today) if I'm not on vacation. This year, our fantastic office of three decided that we'd all take a vacation day today. A four day weekend is definitely something to enjoy and celebrate.
A lot of people are doing the 30 days of gratitude on Facebook, on their blogs, or maybe just in a notebook by their bed. That's how I'm using my 5 minutes today....
This year I'm am grateful for:
My old job with awesome co-workers
My new job with awesome co-workers (same company, different property)
Visiting 3 new countries (Greece, Honduras and Belize)
Chaperoning the youth mission trip to Joplin, MO - I'm reminded every time I go on a trip or hear the kids talk about it, that taking time for serving others changes lives
The 10 years I had with my Chey dog
Seeing almost all my family either here or there
The ability to cook
My tan (although it's fading daily)
My PHR recertification - and that I didn't have to take the exam again
HR Team of the Year
Cappuccino in a real cup
A day under the laziness cloud
Living in Colorado
Frequent flier miles
The Wisconsin State Fair
Free hotel nights
It's a good thing that time ran out before I ran out of things to be thankful for or people to say thank you to. I saw a cartoon recently that showed a glass half full. It showed that the bottom half was water (50%) and the top half was air (50%) and that technically the glass is always 100% full.
I want to always be able to say my glass is 100% full and be that thankful.
I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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