Make a List Monday: Things I’m Thankful For This Week


  1. The job I’ve had for the last 6 months.
    In the last six months, I’ve been working at a local daycare. When I started there, I had no intentions of staying more than a few months – it was my “tide me over ’til I find something else” job. So when I was there for longer than a few months, and now onto half a year, I was growing discouraged. But I have to remember that it was a fine job, and I liked the people I was working with, so there’s not a whole bunch to complain about there. Now that I’m leaving, I find it incredibly bittersweet. I can’t wait to go back every once and a while and visit the kids that I’ve been watching for the last six months, and remind them that they are special to me. 
  2. The job that I am starting on May 11th. 
    A few weeks ago, I had a job interview at a local physical therapy place about 20 minutes from my house. The next day, they called and offered me the job! I’ll be working as clerical staff and an aid there. It’s a nice pay raise, and it’s in the field that I’m wanting to work in. I am so thankful that God brought this job into my life. I’m excited to start my training on May 11th, and see what the future there holds in store for me. 
  3. A mom that helps me find new work clothes.
    Yesterday, mom and I went to the Reading Vanity Fair and the Lancaster Outlets to find new work clothes. Almost $300 later, I have my entire work wardrobe and some more to spare! I hated spending that kind-of money, but I needed the stuff, and it will benefit me in the long run. Plus, I love spending time with my mom, and this was an awesome way to do it! 
  4. A car that doesn’t need $1500 worth of work
    Also a few weeks ago, my dad took my car to be inspected at a local Toyota Dealer. They came back and said it needed $900 worth of work and that it failed inspection. Before doing anything, he took it for a second opinion, only for it to pass inspection with flying colors, and not need any work done to it. Thank goodness for honest mechanics in the area (that my dad knows personally), and for not needing to spend more money!