Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gadzooks its been awhile

Sometimes I just don't know where the time goes. It just seems to slip away. Mind you, I've been quite busy of late, but in a good way. I'm having buckets of fun at work and very much enjoy what I do. One of the nicest aspects of my professional life is I work from home a few days per week. Usually I awaken quite early, make a pot of cawfee and enjoy the desert sunrise before I start my work day. I often remark how much more I get done on the days I work from home. Without interruptions, meetings or social chit-chat, tend to work a lot more hours. Well of course I also don't have the unproductive commute time in the car, so it really is more productive.
 But I digress. So yesterday for some reason I decided to run out for my morning coffee. I went to a local coffee shop called Koffi here in Palm Springs. They have a few locations, and I really like to frequent their shops, because they are locally owned and have darned good coffee too! Well anyway I brought my computer, air card and found a nice shady tree in the courtyard to settle in with my coffee and blueberry muffin. In the photo above, you can just see some of the shade from the tree I was sitting beneath. Once I fired up my Mac Book I dug into my e-mails and started working in no time. A cute little birdy flew down from the tree and perched on my table, watching me work. It was at that moment I stopped and realized just how lucky I am. To have a job I love, where I can work nearly anywhere. My "office" that day was this wonderful courtyard with spectacular views. The universe, or one of my angels sent that little birdy to remind me to give thanks for all that I have in my life. And so, once again I am thankful. How about you? Have you given thanks lately?

6 comments:

Sharon said...

You're an extremely lucky man to live in such a paradise. I too am thankful for the things I have; good friends, wonderful family especially a son who at 25 still likes to talk about his day with me. The universe provided me with a husband who, after 28 years of marriage, is still my best friend. It's nice to be reminded every now and again to look around and appreciate what I have. Thanks for inspiring me to do that!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I have a bunch to give thanks for! My husband finally has found a job and we get the joy of starting over in a new town. Sometimes a plant needs to be repotted to bloom and grow...

Blessings are abundant here at our home.

KathyA said...

Every single second of every day!

grace said...

Lovely work day Rick. This post is calming to read. And I love "buckets of fun". I hope to say that about myself some day.
I m thankful to be looking at the ocean right now, listening to the barking seals, just before I head out the door to work.

kenju said...

Every single day!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

One can live just about anywhere now and still work from wherever they are...AMAZING! The Internet has done that and with Blackberry's and other devices...you can be all over the place and STILL be where you need to be.....
Beautiful setting for your work day, Rick. And I love that a little Birdy came to visit you to remind you of the Beauty's of Nature!

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