Day # 1: I’m thankful I have a job, even if the hours are long and our healthcare is expensive. Michigan’s unemployment rate is 4%, which is just slightly under the national average (5%). I’m thankful that I don’t have to worry about being unemployed and trying to find a new job.
Day # 2: I’m thankful for my husbands sweet gesture this morning. I was grumpy and he surprised me with a candy bouquet that he snuck into my car. It really made me slow down and appreciate how thoughtful he can be, I’m lucky to have him!
Day # 3: I’m thankful I have a reliable vehicle, that hasn’t required too much maintenance in the three years I’ve owned it. This is the first vehicle that I have purchased (and financed) on my own, and I’ve been very happy with the purchase. My job prior to my current one was working for a non-profit. I worked in a donation center that priced and sold donated vehicles to low income families, so I know how lucky I am to have a reliable vehicle.
Day # 4: I’m thankful for a day off work. I go into work 6 days a week, so I’m very thankful when I get one off. I usually use my Sunday’s for meal prepping and bumming out. It was day-light savings time this weekend, so we even got an extra hour! I meal prepped, we looked at another house, and binge watched The Haunting of Hill House. It was a good day.
Day # 5: I’m thankful the weather is warmer today (50 degrees), it’s supposed to snow later this week, so today I’m happy its warmer. We ran out today to look at a house at lunch, and I’m dropping my car off for an oil change tonight. Errands suck a little bit less when the weather is warmer (and suck more when it’s cold).
Day # 6: I’m thankful I was able to exercise my right to vote this morning. Women did not get the right to vote in the US until 1920, which was only 98 years ago! My husband and I went this morning before work, and there was already a huge turnout.
Day # 7: I’m thankful for copious amounts of green tea. I haven’t been able to drink coffee for many years, but a hot mug of green tea usually does the trick for me. It’s a hug in a mug! I’m struggling today, I had a hard time coming up with something I was thankful for today. I am, however, looking forward to going home and curling up on the couch. Green tea with lemon is usually my go-to, this week I’m enjoying Lipton Green Tea – Orange Passion fruit Jasmine