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08/11/2004: "Being thankful"

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. Monday I was traveling for work. Tuesday I was doing the work I would have been doing Monday plus the normal workload and today I found out that I wasn't going to be getting a promotion I interviewed for last week.

All of us go through those moments when we aspire for something and fail and today is one of those days for me. I don't have to explain to anyone the difficulty those days provide. It is in those moments, in a depressing fashion, that one takes a look at the sum of where their life has come to.

But for me, in this moment, I find myself surprisingly content. The person who got the job is a good man, a man worthy of the job. I'm still well respected in my group and well positioned for the future. But more importantly, I have a loving and caring wife, a beautiful one year old son, another blessing from God growing in my wife's belly, am a part of a thriving Catholic parish, am involved in a number of grace-filled ministries, live in a wonderful home in a great neighborhood and have no reason to worry about becoming destitute any time soon.

So while I'm still disappointed, when I look at the big picture, I can be nothing but thankful for the blessed life I am living.



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