As I am picking up pennies from a dirty, stained floor for a living at eighteen bucks an hour because the coin counter machine is still broken and I spilled the damn pennies as I was attempting to refill the change hopper for the lanes at Safeway…

I am again reminded that I am literally counting change for a living…

and I wonder, “What do I have to be grateful for in this moment?”.

… a lot, really — a whole lot

  • I’m grateful I have a job
  • I’m grateful for my family
  • I’m grateful for my friends
  • I’m grateful I have hope
  • I’m grateful for the Love in my life
  • I’m grateful for all willing to grind…