As I read about the massive layoffs over at my former employer and see former colleagues and friends jumping ship or losing their jobs so close to the holidays, I am so thankful today for being where I am.
Thankful that I noted my extreme unhappiness in January/February as it being time to move on.
Thankful I was able to move on to a position so close to home, with amazing coworkers for a pretty awesome company.
Thankful that I didn’t leave with a bad taste in my mouth – or at least not as bad as others.
Thankful that I’m currently surrounded by a team who helps people every day. The way my colleagues work with our patients is just amazing.
At a time when there is so much uncertainty in our economy, it doesn’t hurt to stop and appreciate those around you. Especially those who believe in you and value you as not only an employee, but as a person. Give thanks today for your job, your colleagues – even if it’s not your dream job, and even if your colleagues sometimes get on your nerves. There are so many out there who are suffering without a job who would love to be in your shoes.