Being unemployed has it’s perks ya know?
No, I’m not crazy. I’m fully aware when you google the term ‘unemployment’ you get a bunch of images of sad looking people with hands in their heads sitting on a pavement with a sign ‘need work’. That’s not to say my experience has been an absolute breeze, but I can still find so many things to be grateful for.
Today’s post is about knowledge. I am grateful I have rediscovered my city’s main library due to being unemployed. I have recently rekindled my insatiable appetite for consuming knowledge in whatever form I can find. I have rinsed the ‘mind, body, and spirit’ section and will continue to do so. I just think it’s so amazing that all of this knowledge is available to me – for free. It feels like I’ve been lying dormant for the best part of 5 years and suddenly my brain is starting to light up a bit again.
And do you know what else? I’m not holding on to the feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or rejection that a previous version of myself would have done in this situation. Instead I am thankful, eager and enthusiastic and expanding my mental horizons in the process.
I have turned the focus inward. Meditating to free up some space up top, yoga to get the purifying oxygen to every corner of my body, and socialising with people on the same positive vibration as I am.
All in all, I’m thankful for my brain’s ability to soak up information, the books filled with knowledge, authors of the books filled with knowledge, the publishers, the distributors that enabled that book to reach my hands, the people that keep the library running, whoever built the library itself…. I could go on and on.
See how just one aspect, e.g. ‘library’, is interconnected with so many other things to be grateful for?
I’m terrible at this just one grateful thought, I should have called this blog several grateful thoughts but it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
Today, I am going to continue expanding my brain and take advantage of all the free knowledge around me. My question is, will you start doing the same?