We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.Thomas S. Monson
This morning when I was getting ready for work, John was completely zonked out on the bed, which is pretty uncharacteristic for him at 6:30 in the morning. Usually he stirs when I’m rummaging through the closet trying to find an outfit for the day. But he didn’t budge this morning! I even checked his breathing to make sure he was alive! Turns out he WAS, he was just SLEEPING! DEEPLY! Then later this morning I got a phonecall at work. I answered the phone as usual:
“Good morning, Physical Therapy. This is Jessi, how can I help you?”
And got this response:
“Baby!! Guess who got a full-night’s sleep last night?! I feel like a million bucks!!”
I’m so grateful he feels refreshed today. Honestly, JW’s lack of sleeping is one of the heaviest stresses on my heart. I cannot imagine how awful it would be to not sleep. I think about him and his exhuastion all the time, which in turn weighs on me. Poor fella. But not today, eh? So gratefgul for that.
I’m also grateful for a positive work environment. I really love my job! I’ve been miserable at jobs before, and I’ve always dreaded the idea of having to work full-time. But because of the awesome folks I work with and the family-atmosphere here at Hand and Ortho, I actually LOVE working full-time! That is one of the biggest surprises and reliefs I could ever imagine. My job has turned out to be a huge blessing for John and me. I don’t think I could survive working full-time at a place I didn’t love, so I got really lucky.