What a wonderful day. That is what today has been. Such a good day with my two favorite people enjoying each other’s company and food and movies and more food and more movies….yeah, it was a good day.

So, when thinking about what to write this evening I decided to share a few things that I am thankful for.

I am so thankful to God for the life that He has given me. I am thankful for His Son and for saving me. I am thankful for my family: my wife, my boy, my parents, my brother and sister in law, my niece, my in-laws, and for my friends who are my God given family.

While out on a walk tonight I reflected on a few things that I am thankful for that are out of the ordinary. I’d like to share a couple of those with you as well:

I am thankful for people willing to say a good word for you. Years ago a friend reached out to me and asked for my resume. He worked at a large company in the town I lived in and knew I was on the hunt for a different job. He spoke up for me and got me an interview. I made an impression on the hiring manager and have been working in the same industry for the last 12 years. I never would have thought this would be the career I would enjoy, and had a friend not said a good word for me, I may have been doing something different now.

I am thankful for getting fired from my last job. Yes. I really am. The company that hired me in their paragraph above was where I worked for almost nine years. The majority of my time there was wonderful. The last couple of years made my hair start turning gray at a faster rate. I was burned out. I was tired. I got fired just at the right time. When you work for a big company, layoffs are a reality. They don’t necessarily mean you are a bad worker or a bad person. That job is not longer the right fit for you. That was the case for me. Now, I do similar work for a company I enjoy so much more. It may sound strange, but I am so thankful for getting fired.

What are some things that you are thankful for that are out of the ordinary? What has happened in your life that fills you with gratitude? Take a few moments and share them. If you are up for it, share them with me. I would love to hear it.

If you have made it this far in this post, please know I am thankful for you too. I hope you had a wonderful day surrounded by people you love.

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