Monday, November 08, 2010

November 8...I'm grateful for... job!  Yes, most people who do have a job are thankful they have it.  In these economic times, it is scary to hear someone you know has lost their job.  Times are very tough for everyone and coming into the holiday season only serves to bring us the importance of being able to provide for our family.

I worked for a company for more than 40 years (yes, I was about 7 when I started) and was "let go" when it was sold to a national chain because human resources was done at the district level.  I was out of work for almost a year exactly, minus four days, when I got my current position.   I am now just about ready to celebrate my third anniversary here.  This is such a great fit for me personally.  I get to do what I love...payroll and well as use some of my creative side for some of our family events.  I don't have the stress of making all the decisions and putting in the hours a salaried management position requires, which is what I did for a great many of those 40 years at the prior place.  I now can provide strong administrative support to my bosses and go home and enjoy working my stamping business.  My life is good!

I'm so sorry I don't have a card ready for today's post, so I'll do two tomorrow.  Promise. 

Take a minute to consider how richly blessed we all are, even if we are struggling.  We live in the greatest country on earth.  Even with our flaws, I can't imagine living anywhere else in the world!


  1. I agree! I am so glad you found your current job! You seem so happy and you've made great friends! And we are lucky to live in this country!

  2. So very glad that you found a job that you love. That is truly special in this day and time. I am retired and loving it.

  3. Kathy, I know you put the "shine" in sunshine at your work! You "shine" when it comes to stamping and I could not imagine that it would be any other way at your full-time job! Even though we are "jobless" for now, I am thankful that we live in a country that is still blessed!