Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful the heat in my house works very well. There’s nothing better than flipping it on, and then feeling that warm blast of air enveloping you like a invisible baby blanket. So soothing. I’m grateful takeout and delivery are pretty much everywhere – one good thing to come from Covid. And, I’m grateful for a cold, cloudy day. I wanted to spend the day reading.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for my manager…who isn’t really my “boss,” but that’s a different story. I’ve had a shit load of crappy and mediocre managers, engagement managers are even worse, so my gratitude here is noteworthy. I’m grateful I’m employable. Good manager notwithstanding, I work in a volatile business in a uncertain world. And, I’m grateful for Yelp. A great invention.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

My mammogram came back normal. Always grateful for that. I’m grateful I was able to spend time with a friend who I haven’t seen in 30 years. Much Champagne and a few tears. A wonderful day. And, I’m grateful I was out at daybreak to catch the mountains at sunrise – an Ansel Adams moment. Getting up early has a lot of rewards.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for on-line training. As tedious as it is, it’s still better than having to travel, stay in some crappy hotel, get dressed up, be sequestered in a cheap conference room for hours, and (the worst) engage in “group” work. Ugh. Unless it’s in Maui, I’ll take on-line any day of the week! I’m grateful I’m a good student. For all those people who say college is a waste of time, all I can say is I be screwed – and poor – without my study skills. And, I’m grateful for these past two weeks of retrograde. I needed time…

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for the cool morning, which made cardio almost enjoyable (almost, but not quite). I’m grateful to people who hate my guts. Haters are a sign of success, and life often defines us not by who we are but often by who are clearly are not. And, I’m grateful for the vegan option.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for Barbara Walters. The first night she started with Harry Reasoner, I recall my father saying that “No one is going to listen to news from a woman,” and even though I was still a kid, it was the moment that I realized that my life was going to be different because of my gender. I’m grateful for my warm house, and beautiful neighborhood, and for the work of women like RBG – I wouldn’t be in this house without her. And, I’m grateful I sucked it up yesterday and got all my errands and chores done. I’m ready for the new year/

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful to live in California. People bitch about it until they watch the rest of the country drown in snow. I’ll gladly pay my taxes to live here. I’m grateful for my Reiki healer. I think if more people used healers, we’d have fewer problems in the world. And, I’m grateful NYE falls on a weekend.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for Solstice. It’s two of my favorite days each year, and the winter one is always welcome even in mild climates. I’m grateful I planned ahead for my holiday staycation. I am looking forward to a week of spa, reading, lunch and non-software related conversations. And, I’m grateful my life is moving from infrastructure to enhancements. Finally.

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

This holiday week is all about being thankful, which is slightly different from gratitude, in that thankfulness is generally directed toward a person or event. So I’m thankful that I have some paid vacation. Most of my life I have not had those benefits and often needed to work on holidays, so a few days off without worrying about a monthly shortfall is a real luxury. I’m thankful for my team. And, I’m grateful (and thankful) for bartenders. Isn’t everyone ?

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Dear Gratitude Journal :

This has been a very long week I’m grateful that I’m finally at a place in my career where I can confidently say no. No, I’m not going to do it for you. No, I’m not going to cover for you. No, I’m not going to work weekends for you. No is a sign of self respect and a healthy ego. I’m grateful for it…And, I’m grateful for carbs.

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