April Anne, and Linda , following the footsteps of Dawn, wrote about Things They Were Thankful For. It is a great idea to step back once in a while and think about all of the wonderful things. It helps to not get so caught up in all that is wrong.
Here is my top 4:
#1: My dear husband and the lovely children that we have brought into this world are at the top of the list.
#2: I have recently been offered a position with my current employer. I am thankful for this. Not only do I get to continue with the same company, but I also have been offered a new position where I have the potential to learn a lot and be challenged. I am sure that there will continue to be many changes in our company and I hope that whatever these changes are that it will be for the good of ALL – meaning the employees, the patients that will ultimately use the medications that are discovered and developed, as well as the company.
#3: The reason for the title of this entry, ties into item #2. Today, YaYa was hit in the head with a rock. He bled out quite a bit and Tom and I took him to the urgent care. I am thankful to have a job that allows me the flexibility that I need to be around for my family more. As I drove to the hospital, and later called in sick for the rest of the day, couldn’t help but think about how supportive my company has been for taking time off.
I also thought about the recent (other) job offer that I was presented with last Thursday. It was a good 20+ additional miles away from where we live. Imagine getting a call such as this, and being so far away from your child. I am thankful that the offer, at a company where I was much jazzed about what they are doing for patients, was not a very tempting offer. I turned it down. I also turned down yet another company that is developing a medication for children. It was an exciting opportunity, but my family is my priority at this time in my life. I am thankful to be able to have choices and to be able to make decisions that support my priorities.
#4: I am thankful for my Health.