Day 83 – Thankful for Reminders to Be Appreciative

Today has been pretty awesome.  Many wins at work, lots of little victories and reasons to celebrate, and so much to be thankful for.

There were great meetings with teammates, reminders of how we have the opportunity to help many people, and seeing new opportunities.  A random phone call helped push me closer to to the path of a dream and an interestingly timed email did the same.  Talking with a teammate led to long term development ideas.   Solutions to problems were discovered – some before the problem even arose.  The drive home included a call with my dad that left me laughing.  While making supper there was a great call with my mom and was able to share ideas, memories, and joke around with her.  After supper there was a phone call for the boys to sing Happy Birthday to a grandma who I could tell was smiling huge when they sang.  When Becky got home I got the big hug and kiss that I look forward to every night and was able to give her a hard time, chill, and snuggle on the couch.  The boys were introduced to Festivus by watching the Seinfeld episode with us.  All in all it was a pretty awesome day, the type that leave me struggling, in a very good way, to write my blog post.

That said, there was one moment that put everything into perspective and reminded me that I need to appreciate both my awesome day and not so awesome days.  One of my teammates and her family had a really awesome day!  Here’s the text she sent me tonight:

Doctor just called and let me know that all of my mom’s results came back and there absolutely no cancer!  I’m so relieved.

Reminders of the fragility of life are one of the ways that God reminds us to appreciate every moment we are blessed to have.  My favorite versions of this phenomena are when the reminder is good news like this – a reminder of appreciation AND great news all rolled into one.

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Thanks!!!

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