November is the season of thanksgiving and while I am so tempted to decorate the house with red and green and buy every peppermint mocha, I will attempt to keep my heart thankful. One of the ways I am doing so is with this Thanksgiving series. If you have not read the first article it is right here. And now, you can read this one!

I am thankful for my work. Yes, the shifts may be small and the jobs may not be what I want to do for the rest of my life, but this doesn’t diminish their value. They add experience to my life that I had never expected to exist.

I am thankful for the kids I get to teach. That I have something to teach them at all! I hope that even one ounce of the joy I find in music is shared with them. Those kiddos have so much energy that I could gain and perspectives unique to them.

On top of this, I am grateful for all of the experience I have received from being the administrator for business’ social media accounts. Some may see it as a silly job, but I love it. I get to become excited for events and good news that are not just within my own personal life.

These jobs are not incredibly glamorous or even aspired to, but I appreciate them so much. I appreciate that I can find joy and room to grow. I am thankful that they provide me with paychecks that end up as groceries, meals I share with roommates and friends. I am thankful that I was able, by God’s grace, to make connections with the right people to secure these jobs.

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What are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments below. Also, make sure to check out my upcoming articles in this thanksgiving mini-series!