Monday, October 13, 2014

Good Fortune

Today, I was thinking about how fortunate I am...great family, true friends, beautiful home and the best job. Since 1999, I've been employed as an adjunct counselor/faculty at a local community college. About two months ago, an opportunity arose to become an annual contract employee. Of course, I jumped at the chance.

The start was a little know I am accustomed to lots of leisure time. But, with each passing week, I am getting more attuned to a full-time position and all the benefits and responsibilities that it carries. Sometimes I'm frustrated by the "administrivia" that comes my way...mostly meeting after meeting. But the learning taking place is incredible. Not only am I aware of the procedures, I'm in on the behind-the-scenes stuff about why these procedures are here. Although I'm not a big fan of the politics of the organization, it is interesting to learn about what's really going on.

So on those days when I'm feeling frustrated and frazzled, I think about being able to help so many more students with my counseling and teaching and how the extra money is allowing me to catch up on some things that were not really a priority.

Having an attitude of gratitude is a wonderful way to perceive life. Good fortune is truly a blessing.