365 Days of Gratitude: Day 2

I know I just started this challenge. But obviously the first day is much easier than the second day. Still, I think it would nice to be in the habit of being grateful. Of course, some of the posts will be repetitive, but this is more for my mental state than anything. So, let’s get going with today’s top five.


1. I’m grateful that I get weekends off. 

A lot of people have to work second jobs, or their work requires that they work on weekends. Or they are just constantly on call. Many people in Japan have jobs like this. But I’m so grateful that I don’t. Instead, the weekends are a time for me to meet people, have fun, relax, and even do some creative work! Mind recharged.


2. I’m grateful that my parents want to call me.

Sometimes, it can be difficult living abroad. My parents want to keep in touch, and I do appreciate it particularly since the time zones make things difficult.


3. I’m grateful that I have good friends. 

Back in high school, I made a couple of friends who are still my friends. I love them. We don’t talk everyday, but there is something really wonderful about knowing that they’ll be there if I need them to be.


4. I’m grateful that my coworkers have skills that I don’t. 

I’m organized. It’s one of my skills, but I have to work really hard to teach programming to my students. Programming is in this week’s curriculum of course. Thankfully, one of my coworkers is really good at it. Now, that’s something to be thankful for.

5. I’m thankful to be able to work in a coffee shop if I want to. 

I mean check out that Tiramisu Latte from Tulles. Right now, I’m writing this article from a coffee shop. But honestly, many people can’t afford to go to coffee shops. I have both the time and money to do work in a new and invigorating environment. That’s something not to take for granted.



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