I’m thankful for alcohol. That’s right, I said it. I’m thankful for alcohol.
You see, my husband works as a salesman for a liquor distribution company. His job is to sell alcoholic products (and some non-alcoholic ones) to bars, restaurants and stores. His job provides us with medical insurance so we don’t need to worry about whether or not we can afford a doctor’s visit when one of our kids gets sick or whether or not we can afford a new pair of glasses for me if one of our kids gets a hold of mine.
The people who run his company are very family-oriented. Whenever a promotion or new job opportunity has come up for my husband, his boss always tells him to talk things over with me first and will often ask how I feel about his job or his hours.
Most of all, my husband’s job provides us with enough money to pay our bills and put food on our table. Because of that, I don’t have to worry about making money to help make ends meet. I can continue working at a job that I love without being concerned about how many hours I’m getting each month or even how much I get paid.
I work at Elegant Mommy because I truly enjoy working there. Getting paid for it is just icing on the cake. I get to help women who have questions about pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding (three things I’m very passionate and, I like to think, knowledgeable about) or grandparents looking for the perfect gift for their newest granddaughter or grandson. Every day when I leave my job, I leave feeling like I’ve helped someone or made a difference in their life, however small it may have been.
And that is why I am thankful for alcohol.