Good morning, noon or evening!
I started my Thankful Thursday column to help me right my attitude at least once a week if I was caught either focusing negatively or getting lazy at noticing the blessings I got. Today, I shall paint with broad brushstrokes.
My Family: Like all families with toddlers and a preschooler, we have typical stress. At the moment, it’s 6:30 and I’ve been up since around 5:00 due to the internal clock of our twin boys. (I planned on getting up at 5:00 anyway, but so that I could get into the office early). In the words of Dana Carvey, they’re killing me with their cuteness. And I’m so blessed to have two healthy boys and a healthy daughter (still sleeping). And I’m also extremely blessed to have a wife that quarterbacks the house beautifully.
My Work: I place liability and property insurance for nonprofits (and a few other businesses and families). Working with nonprofits, I get to meet some amazing people doing amazing things. Just in the last couple months, I’ve worked with an organization that helps low-income individuals and families affected by HIV to find homes. I’ve worked with couples who give themselves 24/7 caring for the elderly. I work with nonprofits that provide emergency shelter and care to kids. The list goes on from crisis prevention to arts to schools. My job gives me awesome opportunities to meet individuals living out wonderful visions.
My Paid off Car: I don’t have a car payment. Both our cars are paid off. Any time I covet, I’m reminded that no care payment is awesome. (I should also give a big shout-out and thank you to my bro and sis-in-law regarding my Jeep. Thanks Aaron and Melissa!)
What are you thankful for today?