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Being thankful & Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM


It’s winter. It’s cold. I am cranky. Me no likey the cold, which makes for a cranky Jessica. I realize that this happens to me year after year so I try to be happy with the little things. Like kitten nose bumps, Starbucks coffee with friends, sleeping in on weekends, watching tv as much as I want to and not feeling guilty about it .. not.one.bit! and the list goes on and on.

                                                     …. Yet I find myself being cranky and being a gripe about stuff.


Why oh why did I forget my flavored creamer at home? Woe is me, now I have to use non-flavored stuff that work provides for free.


Why oh why can’t our building keep the heating fan on? Don’t they know that I like the sound of the fan running all the time and that I require it to be a perfect 77 degrees in the office? How dare they!


Why oh why does my car get frosty every morning? Doesn’t nature know that I hate having to scrape my car windows every morning?


I should be thankful that I -1: have a great job that provides coffee and such. 2: that I have a great job that allows me to work inside and sit in a chair all day shielded from the elements outside. 3: that I have a nice new car that gets me where I need to go every.single.time I need it to.


I find (for myself at least) that it is so much easier to dwell on all of the tiny little negative or inconvenient issues in daily life and take the big wonderful things for granted. I am going to try to smile more and be a frowny face less. I am going to try to yell at other drivers (who obviously can’t hear me one bit) less and extend them some extra grace (… even if they are being dumb dumbs). I am going to try to be thankful for everything I have been graced with and focus on those things on a daily basis.


I think that will be my resolution for 2013. Be a happier, kinder, more thoughtful person. Less crab and more glad – yes I realize this will make me a MORE super awesome person. I kid!


But on that note, what (if any) resolutions do you have for 2013?


Oh and BTW - I will be signing off until the day after Christmas. I am really looking forward to taking it easy and seeing lots of friends and family. Have a wonderful time and enjoy everything you have to be thankful for in your life!


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