Dear Gratitude Journal :

I’m grateful for my tax preparer. You get to know someone whose been doing your taxes for 10+ years, and they certainly know a lot about you. Grateful for her, and grateful to have gotten filed under the deadline. I’m also grateful that I’ve spent most of my professional life working as a consultant. It’s enabled me to view myself impartially and unemotionally as “labor” (or, as I prefer, “talent”), and allows my clients to see me as a partner, not just the “help.” And, I’m grateful for Trader Joe’s – one of the few stores with reasonably sized prepackaged foods.

The end.