Every year many of our thoughts turn to thankfulness in November. Each day of November, I try to think of at least one thing that makes me thankful. However, I’ve noticed that they are usually the same things I thank God for daily. Knowing there is so much more to be thankful for, I began to think through some of the jobs people hold that I appreciate but take for granted. Today, I want to highlight a few of these positions that sometimes go unnoticed until something goes wrong and we are inconvenienced. If you hold one of these positions, please know how much I appreciate and thank God for you.
People who work at the landfill and those who transport our garbage. There are parts of the world that are unable to take their garbage anywhere, so the people live among filth. I can’t imagine the disease and smell they must endure. So thank you to those who keep our living conditions clean and safe.
Railroad workers who help transport people and goods across the country. From the track workers who build, inspect and repair tracks, to electricians, signal maintainers, communications technicians, bridge workers, locomotive mechanics, train dispatchers, car cleaners, plumbers, civil engineers, architects, and the dozens of other positions that are so important to our livelihood.
All those who sort and deliver our packages and mail. This includes USPS, UPS, FedEx, other delivery facilities, and those who work in office mail rooms. Because of those who are willing to do this hard and unending job each day, we are able to receive fun, important, and vital packages and mail.
Road construction workers. These workers probably feel noticed but in a negative sense. Many of us get upset at being slowed down in construction zones. However we also get upset when there are potholes and complain the roads need to be fixed. Thank you to those in this industry for dealing with our ever-changing thoughts and opinions and working to maintain our roads, keeping us safe.
There are many more professions that deserve our thanks. I will be highlighting more every Thursday in November.
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@2012 Connie Davis Johnson