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This morning at six o’clock, I rolled out of bed to start my day. I made my way to one of the local Latin American cafes to pick up a few pastelillos (empanadas) for a potluck at work. They only accept cash. Cool, no problem.
I walked up the block to a cash service and stopped at the ATM machine inside. It didn’t want to take my card. It’s all good -- I’ll just walk up to one of the customer service representatives to see if they can withdraw the funds for me.
I felt anxiety and stress roll up my spine. I wanted to call my bank and yell at the first representative who picks up the phone. But then I remember, I worked in customer service for about 10 years. For 8 hours you choke the hell out of your stress ball, as you hear people bitch, cry, yell, and tell you how much of an idiot you are.

So I just yelled at the automated system instead.

As I fixed my bank situation, I realized that I was become anxious and stressed for something that doesn’t even really matter. I try to remind myself that money and physical possessions are as worthy as we THINK they are -- and there was a time I had absolutely nothing.
I counted my blessing and realized how blessed I am. There are so many things I should be thankful. The list can go on for miles. You know that saying, “I’m too blessed to be stressed”?
Yeah, that part.

What are you thankful for?

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I'm thankful for the fact that empanadas even exist!!! But actually, I'm thankful for my health, and my wonderful friends and family. And all the amazing opportunities I've been given. It's important to step back once in a while and remember what's truly important :)