Well I’ve joined the bandwagon, but this is a good one to join. Aloted Babe does it on Tuesdays, and Writefreak it on Wednesdays, which leaves Thursdays for me to be thankful for all the blessings in my life.
God has been good, and even though I can always think of something to complain about, the blessings in my life are many, much more than the things that I complain about. I hope to make this a weekly listing but my track record with doing things longterm could use some work…perhaps that will be something to be thankful for later this year! My goal each week will be to share some thing that I am thankful for, and most of the time my focus will be on those little things that are easy to overlook.
Today I am thankful for…
Being able to eat breakfast at work
We have a little kitchen here so I buy milk and store it in the fridge and buy cereal too and I put the two together at work. It saves me some time in the morning, especially since I love to sleep in!
That my parents got a second (almost 12-year-old) car two years ago
Our city buses have been on strike for 37 days now so I would have been virtually unable to get to work if it wasn’t for our red car. My parents originally got the car so that us kids could learn to drive and it has served that purpose for me and now it is the reason I can get to work.
My dad is a morning person: he wakes up so cheerful it’s annoying…but I’d be annoyed anyone or anything because I am not a morning person! He, a family friend and I (and sometimes my brothers) commute to work together because of this bus strike (37 days! Feels like a lifetime!) and I think my dad has decided that he’s going to try and cure Good Naija Girl of her Perpetual Bad Mood. He’s always cracking jokes and just chatting my head off in the mornnings. He says he does it so I don’t fall asleep at the wheel! That alone makes me laugh.
Underground parking at work
I work downtown, so parking here is extremely ridiculous (the cost, I mean). What I had been doing was parking at a colleague’s house and walking 20 minutes to work, but with the temperature dipping to 39 degrees below zero yesterday (yes! that’s minus 39 degrees! Celcius!), I needed a solution that was a bit closer to work (especially since they were warning people that it takes less than 10 minutes for frost bite to set in! I don’t have a death wish o!). Luckily someone with underground parking access at work is away and I’ve been able to use the parking pass all week.
Friendly building maintenance and cleaning staff
This is related to the one above. I’m using someone’s parking pass but if you stay at work past 6pm, the parking garage is closed so there’s no way to get out unless you have a key. It has happened to me twice now that I’ve stayed past 6pm but both times I have run into maintenance and cleaning staff who work in the building who have been kind enough to go and stand by the exit of the garage and put their key in to open the door for me.
I hope you have something to be thankful for today. Really, you don’t have to look too hard to find something!
(And yes, that blog birthday post is still coming. Let’s just pretend the blog is adopted and just found out its actual birthday wasn’t on the day it had been told it was all its life ok?)
(And if you want to ask me a question, you still can…post it over here please!)