Thursday, September 12, 2013

Counting my Blessings

I've been really down lately. It's a combination of still not having a job (despite sending out hundreds of resumes and specialized cover letters), having no friends at home, and watching all my friends move on with their lives either going back to school or accepting jobs. Never in a million years would I have guessed I'd be the last of my friends to find a job (it seems like the last member of the class of 2013 in general), much less be in September with no offers.

But yesterday I decided I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and perk up. Sure this isn't how I'd ideally like my life to be right now, but it could be a lot worse. I've got plenty to be thankful for and I need to instead focus on those things.

Let's pretend the grammatical error isn't in this

I am thankful to have loving parents who let me live at home for free, pay for my insurance, and my gas, and my gym membership. 

I am thankful to live in such a pretty town, even though it's a far cry from the big city that I'm dreaming of living in, it isn't entirely awful. 

I am thankful to have earned my college degree without going into debt and that I have no student loans to repay. 

I am thankful to have good hair and skin, straight teeth without ever needing braces, and a much prettier crying face than Kim Kardashian. 

I am thankful to have a closet full of clothes, even if they aren't brand new and trendy. 

I am thankful that I never have to worry about where my next meal is going to come from or if I'll have clean water to drink. 

What are you thankful for?

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