Gratitude Project: Day 5

You may think I’m fit for a straight jacket on this one, but I am grateful for the CTA.

Ever since I moved from the northwest suburbs to the city, I dreamed of being great at navigating, sans vehicle. A few wrong bus trips and and I can say I’ve reached that comfort zone.

Plus I never worry about parking, I can still be half asleep on my commute, and my cost is the same every single month, no matter how many rides I take.

Not to mention the people watching!

Published in: on July 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Gratitude Project: Day 4

This one is a little late, but here is my day 4 gratitude: my sister.

We tell this story all the time: We have only had two fights in our entire life.  My sister just turned 26 yesterday, so two fights in 26 years is a pretty near perfect record if you ask me.  

We can’t remember the 2nd fight, but we figure there had to be more than one.

Our first fight was over a Bambi VHS.  She wanted to watch Bambi for the umpteenth time and I wanted to do something else.  Knowing she would go to the VCR and rewind and push play again, I ejected the tape and hid it inside my mother’s hamper.

When she discovered the  tape was missing she cried.  In cruel bully fashion, I laughed and was glad that we would not have to witness the sadness of Bambi’s mother getting hunted down…AGAIN!  Her face turned bright red and she came after me in a rage.  This is what I will refer to as the Disney rage.  If you take away that fairytale feel good story, there’s nothing left but pure, unadulterated rage.  Even if you are a 6 year old girl.  I continued to laugh like a little asshole until our mother broke up the fight and the tape was uncovered from it’s hiding spot.

Thinking back on it now, I feel guilty for being so selfish.  But looking back on all the moments we’ve laughed, and supported each other, it gives me a great contrast and warms my heart even more that she is my sister.  She is my teammate.  She is my best friend.  And I kind of have the urge to sit down and watch Bambi with her.

Published in: on July 30, 2013 at 9:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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Gratitude Project: Day 3

I am SO grateful for weekends. This is the first job I’ve had when I knew that I’d have two days off in a row every week.

It’s nice to watch channel 11 on Saturday mornings, and play kickball on Sundays with my friend.

If there’s a party, I can actually attend, in the daylight hours!

Thanks Arrow Payments!

Published in: on July 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Gratitude Project: Day 2

Today is my Dad’s birthday, and I am so grateful to have him in my life.

Without him I wouldnt have a hard work ethic, willingness to help, nor the sharp sarcasm and good timing of jokes. Plus I never would have tried any sports in my youth.

Thanks Dad, and I wish you many more Happy Birthdays. Love you!

Published in: on July 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Gratitude Project: Day 1

Well I saw on Facebook, Twitter, or some blog ,100 days of gratitude and I thought, oh that sounds nice. People who do these things are driven and inspiring, and productive.

Then I really thought about doing it, because hell it can’t hurt my daily outlook. And maybe I can use this to hold myself accountable to some daily writing.  I have many doubts when I break down committing to something for this length of time.

I will say that I usually start things like this and quickly give up. Nano Wri No, soccer, juicing, wearing makeup, baking contest, gosh the list could go for days. Oh and lets not forget, writing group, book club, this blog, my fortune cookie idea, multiple restaurant concepts…

I admit, I am expecting to burn out on this too. Maybe I should do 30 days of gratitude. But when I type that number, I feel like how can I cop out on gratitude? I got a ton of sweet things going on. Maybe a little recognition will do me some good.

So boldly I enter into the next 100 days of thankfulness.

#1: I’m grateful for 10 fingers and 10 toes. Pretty sure my parents were too when I popped out. Riding the cta, eating, moving without all of these guys would really be more difficult. You ever just keep one finger out of commission? Tape it down or refuse to use it. It’s definitely noticeable. Iwould have a rough time typing this blog out. Wipe your ass and don’t involve one of em. It’s weird right?

Published in: on July 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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