Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving, indeed...

When the rain moves into Southern California... the world quiets down. It feels different - slower, meditative, allowing us to bathe in the soft sounds of raindrops. Water as salvation. An opportunity for renewal. When it is over, there will be a covering of celadon and emerald, jade and artichoke...  Shooting sprouts of new grass bursting from seed, and succulents flush with plump leaves.

The sky outside is gray, with the rain pattering on the roof, but I love sitting here at my desk awash in the warm glow from my lamp, a cup of hot tea, and Snowy curled up on the pillow behind my chair. I am taking the time to feel gratitude and see the grace in simple things.

The last few months have been personally challenging. A journey of faith, often shaky, that my period of unemployment will end and the job that I have been waiting for will...present itself. My search for the right job has been a full-time job, and the energy I've expended has been emotionally exhausting, humbling, exhilarating, and now...rewarding.

Last week I accepted a job offer. One that excites me and that will be a wonderful fit for myself and my family. I am grateful going into the holidays knowing that I will have work that offers me both worth and challenge - working for an organization that makes a difference in the world. It feels especially good to be valued, and I am grateful for the days left that I can devote to my home and family, while preparing for work outside my home again.

So, I shall sit here for a few more moments...listening to the patter of the rain overhead, and then I will take on the overwhelming piles... that I've neglected at home. Thanksgiving, indeed...

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  1. I'm glad to hear you've found a job. I'm thrilled that it's one so suited to you!

  2. That is great news JCK! I hope it is everything you need. Good luck with those piles. I know them well. :)

  3. Congratulations! Doing work you love is a wonderful feeling.

  4. Happy for you and your new job. Has so many of the must-have ingredients. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  5. Lovely post as usual. I am so happy you are going to work for a place that will bring you so much joy and sense of worth. Will write you offline now! Andrea

  6. That is a reason for giving thanks, indeed!


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