Posts Tagged ‘Gratefulness’

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I was having a "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."- photo courtesy of wallpapervortex.com

I’ve noticed that even in Colorado sometimes people have “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days”. I hear this is true in Australia, too…

I was having one of those the other day…

I had to travel to Las Vegas to work on budgets.  This is not a favorite activity and Las Vegas is not my favorite place to be. It’s not a bad place but my family isn’t there. They are in Denver and I miss them when I travel.

The worst part is that I have to fly there…

I hate to fly.

Packing…trying to fit my toiletries into a ziplock bag…trying to figure out which shoes I might need…stuffing all the reports I may need in a suitcase…driving over an hour to the airport…TSA…waiting…waiting…waiting…

And then more waiting…

You know how it is.

I was in the airport waiting, before I had to do some more waiting and I checked Facebook on my phone. A friend of mine had posted this video….

Of course I had to wait for it to download…

That’s right. I had spent all day complaining about the miracle of human flight and the amount of time it takes my phone to go to space…

I was the non-contributing zero.

That really gave me some needed perspective. I’ve thought about this video a lot since that trip. I’ve realized that I fall into this pattern pretty easily if I’m not careful.

Since then I’ve decided to be more grateful for what I have. I’m happier when I’m grateful.

You would think it would be easy to be grateful when we are blessed with so much but I find it takes effort. Sometimes the pace of our lives is so fast that it takes a lot of effort. 

The end of the year is so packed with things to do that sometimes I miss the holiday between Halloween and Christmas. You know the one with the turkey and the football. What’s it called again?…

This year I don’t want to miss it. So during the month of November, Camden Denver West will post at least one thing every day we are thankful for on our Facebook page. I’d challenge you to do the same thing, or something similar. If you do, let us know how it goes. I’d also love for you to “like” us on Facebook and see what our team comes up with.

If you do, I’ll bet you will be happier and you might just avoid a few “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days”

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