Why I’m Grateful for My Job

Author: Michelle Ioannou, Career Advice

I’m grateful for my job.

Yes, I do groan when my alarm goes off in the morning. Yes, I will Gchat my friends while at work to complain about something, or about how the day is dragging. And yes, there are some days my job stresses me out to the point where I feel like screaming.

But I am grateful for my job. And if you have a job, you should be too.

It’s pretty easy to take our jobs for granted. It’s really easy to forget that there are many people out there who would kill to be in our shoes. And, it’s easy to forget how valuable being on someone’s payroll really is.


Work can suck, don’t get me wrong. Even if you love your job and love what you do, there are days that are bad and days that are stressful — it’s inevitable. And those days it’s the most important to remember how fortunate you are that you have a job.

There are plenty of people out there all over the world — both millennials and non-millennials — who have college educations, who have experience, but unfortunately have not had any luck in the job hunt.

Be grateful for your job.

Whether you’re working full time, or part-time; whether you’re working in the industry you want to or not; whether you’re salaried or freelancing — be grateful. You have a paycheck coming your way.

And yes, money isn’t everything, but unfortunately it’s a means of survival in today’s world. Being on someone’s payroll is something that you should be grateful for — today and always.

I am very grateful for my job. Even days that I’m stressed or overwhelmed with the amount of work I have to do, I am still grateful to be employed, and I hope you are too.

3 thoughts on “Why I’m Grateful for My Job

  1. Hi Michelle…

    Thank you very much for sharing your article. Whether you work as part of a team or whether you work for yourself, it’s always important to be grateful for the opportunity, even if it’s not your dream job. Being grateful for something that is truly special to you has many awesome rewards and who knows what life has planned for each of us down the road. So many people work jobs that they always seem to complain about, as if they think they will be stuck there forever. I was also one of those people, but after I realized how lucky I am to even have a job, my life quickly changed and honestly being grateful for anything you have in this life is the best gift you can give to yourself. Being grateful is as much a choice as it is a realization.


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