Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday, trying to stay positive

Wow where do I begin. Thursday just kind of snuck up on me. And I do want to participate in Thankful Thursday.

1. I am thankful for having a job however I just spend three days in class listening to everyone complain about their job. Obviously others where I work don’t share my enthusiasm for having a great paying job. Obviously $24.00 an hour isn’t enough to sit in an air conditioned classroom eating free snacks and sodas and listening to someone tell you how something works. But I am thankful.

2. I am thankful that while I was in class these past few days someone made some changes to the schedule I have been working on for the past 8 months. Unfortunately, they didn’t know what they were doing and they ruined my schedule, causing me to do major rework. And the outage that I wrote the schedule for….It starts tomorrow. No biggie, I have a backup. And I am thankful.

3. I am thankful for the opportunity to make lots of money. I will be working 10 hours a day, 7 days a week for the next two weeks. It will allow me to pay all my taxes so the government can spend it on really important things. At least I have a job. Keep telling me that.

4. I am thankful for a comfortable chair. My back is killing me because I pushed myself really hard last night at spin class in an effort to reduce some stress. I had to skip the gym this morning to try and recover. Repeat after me;“Pain builds character, pain builds character, pain builds character.”

5. I am thankful for a very thoughtful blogger award that I got from Kat over at Heart2Heart. At the moment I don’t have the time to pass it along (see #2 above) so I will give it to everyone who visits me on a regular basis. Thanks Kat.

Have a great day,


skoots1mom said...

Isn't it amazing how pp take their paychecks for glad you understand from whence your help comes :)

So glad you had a backup...i've done scheduling b4 and i hated it...very stressful

You have a GREAT job and ARE GETTING GREAT pay...thankfulness is a good thing

You are such an encouragement with your diligence in spin class...i do a recumbent...that spins stuff amazes me. “Pain builds character, pain builds character, pain builds character.”

Love me som Heart2Heart also...she's a dear with a BIG HEART!

Kelly Combs said...

Pain builds character. You are one character! :-) Glad you are trying to stay positive. Keep it up. Go visit your happiness blog. LOL!

Just remember tomorrow is Friday! woo!

Gina Stinson said...

Great list! Happy TT!

Monogram Queen said...

Despite all of my whinging and whining of the past few weeks, I, too am very grateful to have a job.

Hope your back feels better hon!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

I love your list, it is witty and funny, but still heartfelt!

lailani said...

Great list- realism with the silver lining! Hey, your company need any online workers...hehe

Thanks for the post.

Get rested up!

Heart2Heart said...


You are a class act. You truly know where the blessings are! You are one amazing man and you are right. Just to have a roof over my head, food I can eat for today and a place to lay my head is enough for me. Anything above and beyond that is blessings beyond measure.

Congratulations for accepting your award! You are more than a friend but part of Steve and I's family now. Just keep on smiling!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jane In The Jungle said...

Great list as always!
Keep repeating to yourself, this too shall pass!!

Terri Tiffany said...

You are always positive and so I always love your Thursday posts. And yes--we will take your co-workers' jobs anyday!!LOL

2Thinks said...

Always keepin' on the sunny side- that's you. Pain builds character.

SusanD said...

I love how you turned the negative into thankfulness. Blessings, SusanD

The Dental Maven said...

Yeah. Keep telling yourself that the government is spending your money on real important things. And lets all hope that repetition works.

Sharon said...

This is a great TT, and I love your attitude......Attitude of gratitude! I too am greatful for my Job, not sure how much longer I may have this, but today soooooo Thankful!! Business is bad here.

Have a Blessed & Joyfilled weekend :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Kee reminding yourself the government wants to spend your money on health care for illegal immigrants...hope you back starts feeling better!

Edie said...

I'm thankful that God is in control even when I can't see what He's doing. That is torture for an inquisitive person like myself. :)

Have a great weekend!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Greg - great list today as always!

People do take their jobs and paychecks for granted and now that I am not working (praise HIM!) I realize that I was guilty of that sometimes.

Have a great and blessed weekend.

Scarlet said...

Pain builds character, pain builds are so right!

I've been sick with flu-like symptoms and a backache so I know how you feel. Hope you're all better soon!

You have a GREAT paying job, and btw, you are deserving of the thoughtful blogger're one of the sweetest guys I know!

Truth4thejourney said...


Such a difficult work environment you are in. Be sure to take little moments for yourself throughout your day. Little Coffee Breaks (No coffee required). Perhaps you could just walk outside and let the sun warm your face for 5 minutes. it will rejuvenate you and give you the energy to stay positive.

Hoping you have a peaceful weekend,

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great list....I always enjoy my stops at your blog.

Suzanne Casamento said...

You have a great positive attitude. I really admire that.

Good luck working those crazy hours and recovering from the character building pain!

My ADHD Me said...

I hope your back is feeling better. When your back hurts, it affects EVERYTHING you do!

Hey, could I get $24. an hour to sit in a classroom and eat free snacks? I'll even bring my own drink!

Pain builds character.
Pain builds character.
Pain builds character......

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

All jobs have their challenges but you're wise in being glad to have a job. They can disappear in a moment as I've found out. Either way though, God provides.
Hope you get some rest and your back quits hurting before your long 2 weeks.

Gotta Have Faith said...

Better late then never I always say! Great Thankful Thursday, I did not get a chance to to post last Thursday, but I will definitely post this Thursday.

Take Care Greg always,

Keep the Faith!

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