My gratitude tonight is for another good day at work. I was able to solve a problem that ate up a lot of my time last week, and to make some good progress documenting a possible solution for a very complex procedure redesign for something else.
But, today is February 29 – leap day. So starting tomorrow I’m taking a leap in this blog. I’m going to make an extra effort to find a metaphysical/spiritual reason for my daily gratitude, and not just express gratitude for events during the day (see “Our reason for gratitude” in the December 1953 Christian Science Journal). We’ll see how that goes.
I’m grateful tonight for the glorious weather we had today. Although it’s a little early for spring fever, today’s beautiful blue sky and 60-degree temperature was just perfect, and certainly a taste of spring even before February is over.
I’m grateful for having a very relaxing Saturday. Ruth and I slept in this morning, started the day with pancakes, I took a couple of hours today and finished a couple of small projects for work (which was quite satisfying), we had some great pizza for dinner, and ran to Shop Rite for some quick shopping while Jen put a very tired Annabelle to bed. All-in-all a very nice relaxing day.
Today I’m feeling very grateful for a successful project planning (“Sprint”) meeting that I hosted this afternoon. While I’m still wrestling with how to implement the methodology most effectively, I must way I’m very grateful for the participation and support of the user community.
I’m grateful tonight at how well our “Sprint Demo” meeting went this afternoon. There were several other things today too, but this morning I was a bit keyed up over this meeting and am very happy it went well.
I’m grateful tonight for a few things working out – or at least on the road to resolution – at work. The process to get a new visa for one of my programmers is turning out to be less onerous than I originally thought. Plus, I’m getting good support from several people. Next, some work done by another group that greatly impacts several of my programmers was apparently done incorrectly, but is now well on the way to being fixed. Finally, a problem with a nightly job that I set up a while ago turned out to be a very easy fix.
I’m very grateful for all these issues being resolved, nearly resolved, or being resolved more easily than I expected.
I’m still expressing gratitude tonight for having sold our Ford Focus. The man who bought it picked it up this morning and it’s officially gone! So grateful for how quickly it worked out.