Today’s post was in the bag when I was driving to work. I looked back in my rearview mirror and saw a stunning sunrise. It was a deep red, lit up the entire Mississippi Valley, and there was a beam of light going straight up heralding the rising sun. There wasn’t a good place to get a picture of it in its prime while I drove, but I finally pulled over and took the best shot I could get. Continuing the drive I was already mentally starting my blog post for the day.
When I got to the office I was welcomed with a bit of a surprise that I was very thankful for also. It was one of those things that I’d rather not get into, but I started scripting out how I’d write today’s blog post about it without saying anything about it.
Later in the day I was struck by just how fortunate I was to have had the mentors I’ve had in my career. They took a flier on me almost 18 years ago and I’m so thankful for where that opportunity they’ve provided has taken me. Again, I started writing my new post in my head.
There was a great conversation with a teammate that left me smiling from ear to ear. Our conversation left me energized, uplifted, and ready to take on the world! It was one of those conversations that reminded me why I enjoy doing what I do so much and the opportunity I have to do that. Now my brain started to short circuit a little bit due to overload and I was left re-writing the post yet again.
During the course of the day I got an awesome Christmas card that reminded me that I had some old photos to scan and then return. In the chaos of life I’d forgotten to finish that project up so I fired up my scanner tonight and went to town. Going through those old family photos put a huge smile on my face. Thinking back to memories of my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, seeing old pics of my parents, and even pictures from Christmas of 1987 (I still have the Guinness Book of World Records from that Christmas!). My heart was warmed going through those old photos and I again changed blog lanes and embarked on a new route.
And that’s when it hit me… What I was most thankful for was the fact that there were so many blessings in my life that I continued to change my mind about what I was going to blog about. In each case I was taking in time to think about what I was thankful for and why and then starting to script it into a blog. And in every single one of those moments I smiled and felt great joy.
Today was awesome, and I’m thankful for how many times I had to mentally write and re-write my blog, it felt great!