Being Grateful for Your Job

In the spirit of the Christmas holiday season, I was inspired by some similar posts and decided to compile a list of reasons to be grateful for the job you have. Whether it’s your dream job or one you’re ready to move on from, purposefully finding reasons to be thankful will improve every situation. So here is my short list:

  1. Making a living. Even if that’s the only part of your job that’s pleasant, it still puts you in a better situation than someone who is unemployed and looking for work.
  2. Great coworkers. A pleasant work environment is a huge factor in employee retention and productivity. If you are blessed with a great manager and great coworkers, that is certainly something to be thankful for.
  3. Easy commute. Fighting hours of traffic or driving very long distances every day can become tiring and discouraging, so if you work at home, close to the office, or just enjoy your commute to and from work every day, that is certainly something to be thankful for.
  4. Generous benefits and perks. We often take for granted the Christmas bonuses, free gym memberships, and healthcare benefits that accompany our salary, but now is a great time to remember how blessed we are to have them.
  5. Enjoying your career. Many people do not enjoy what they do for a living, which is unfortunate because it often leads to dissatisfaction with life in general. If you are privileged with a career that gives you great personal fulfillment, then you probably already give thanks for that.

That’s my brief list, and I’m sure I could go on and on, had I the time and space to do so. What else are you thankful for about your job?

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