Mrs. Mom at Oh!Horsefeathers got pulled in the fray following my Pet Peeves post. She rightly challenged us to take a good solid look at those things we found irritating, and look for the complete opposite. - Things that just make us smile. =) That's easy...
Sticking with the things I complained about..
I am grateful that most customer service reps at least try to speak slower. And, for that matter, it's not an automated system, but a human being.
I'm grateful for a democracy - A little more important watching the news this morning, listening to the chaos in other countries. I don't like the current government, but it's better than a dictatorship, or hoping the Queen has a better set of kids that run the country better.
Finally, grateful I'm employed well enough to take spectacular care of the four-legged kids that rely on me. The economy hasn't been great lately, and I'm still pulling in the same check I was before. My "kids" eat well, have great vet care, and are spoiled beyond imagine. Two-legged kids in the world don't live as well as my children.
There you have it! FSSunny, Jessie, ya'll are up, of course. Venting is good, but so is gratitude. There are many other things going on I'm grateful for, and galloping-good-happy about, but those are all for another day & another time.