Nov. is Thanksgiving month, gratitude is in the air, in my company newsletter, in podcasts, in blog posts, just about everywhere. Last year, I thoroughly enjoyed reading UL’s gratitude journal that she wrote during the month of Nov. and this time I want to join her in this effort. So , this month, I intend to write a post a day expressing gratitude for whatever it is I feel strongly feel about on that particular day.
My company is moving offices. Today, as I was clearing out my desk and drawers, a ziplock back dated Nov. 10, 2010 caught my eye and I felt gratitude wash over me. Ram was born six weeks prior to that date and it was about that time that I started pumping milk for him in preparation of going back to work. I stored the packs in that zip lock, dating it so I can keep track of expiration. It is a non-event now, but pumping milk was the story of my life that year. It was a challenging and humbling experience that taught me a thing or two about having faith and to just be.
I am immensely thankful that Ram came into our lives. I am thankful for the modern day advances that enabled me going back to work while feeding my child breast milk. I am thankful for the flexibility that my work place provided. I am thankful for all the support I received then.