What a day!
Today is about being grateful for the people who made a difference in our lives.
Where to begin? This goes beyond those mentioned in my day 3 post.
(Series begins here = Daily Gratitude Writing Challenge Summer 2013 Preview)
1 and 2. My parents, of course. My immigrant father, from Macedonia, who met and married a country gal from Kentucky, in a college town in southern California, in 1957. They made a life for themselves, and though he spent the last 18 years of his life a mental patient, Mom raised my sisters and I the best she could and I think they would be proud of how we all turned out.
4. The various teachers, during my school years, who encouraged my interests in history and my creativity and loved my book reports.
5. I've mentioned my first job and the gratitude I felt, so I'd like to say how grateful I am for the opportunity given me, for 8 months, to work at a college bookstore in my 2nd job.
6. I am grateful for Target for the 2 years I spent as a cashier, at 3 stores, in my 3rd job.
7. I am grateful to Verizon Wireless for the 6 years I spent as a directgory assistance operator, the medical benefits I had that helped me get cataract surgery, a colonoscopy, and treatment for a seizure in my last year of employment, not to mention my IRA, and the buyout paymengt I took with me when I left the company as it downsized.
8. I am grateful to the doctors, at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Orange, Ca, who treated my broken ankle in 2011.
9. I am grateful to the financial dept., at St. Joseph for having a program that took care of my medical bills in the wake of the ankle injury.
10. I am grateful to Harris County and MD Anderson, for the County Gold Card and the financial assistance program, at the cancer center, that has allowed me to weather my current medical issues.