Gratitude Journal – Post 11

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens

Ok, I forgot that I placed the above quote in my journal for use the next time I updated it. I honestly don’t feel like thinking about present blessings because I’ve been kicked around of late, but maybe that’s the point. Forcing me to focus on the positive will help me stop dwelling on the negative. I admit that I do have a tendency to lend a little too much weight to the empty portion of the glass.

It’s a little like stopping to take a photograph as a way to be present in the moment.

Er ok, I think that one is a little half baked, so we’ll have to come back to it once I’ve thought it through a little more. In the meantime:

I’m grateful for the upcoming interview tomorrow. Honestly, I applied for the position as a bit of a lark without really expecting much. I have some of what they are looking for, but I’m missing a few key components. In any case, they’ve likely called me in because there is an aspect of my experience that they like and/or someone over there knows me or this is a work permit renewal and they are just ticking the box for immigration purposes. No matter, I’m going to treat this as an opportunity to sell myself and to sharpen my interviewing skills.

I’m grateful that the salesperson directed me towards the open box option when buying my camera. It’s not overly expensive, however it did save me $200 for essentially the same brand new product, and I can use that money for other things like the inevitable purchase of accessories (of which there are many) or the next step camera once I become a bit more experienced.

Is that it for now? Can I add a favourable exchange rate as a present blessing? I think so, yes. Free money is always a blessing, especially given that I have a few financial challenged coming up.





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