People are excited about the Dow closing up today. I guess I am too, if that's what it takes to get the nation out of funk.
No, in all seriousness, I'm so thankful to have not just a job, but more-or-less my dream job, right now. I'm thankful to be working in an emerging industry. I'm thankful not to be at my former employers any more, not just because I was seriously unhappy, but because both of them have experienced layoffs.
I'm thankful that I live in Milwaukee where thanks to the seismic industry shifts this place has experienced over the years, there's not a stigma to being unemployed. There's also an innate thriftiness to the culture and your dollar lasts longer here.
I'm thankful that I have the support of wonderful friends and family.