Being grateful

I work for a pharmaceuticals company. One which focuses on developing therapies for the treatment of cancer.

In the almost seven years that I have worked there I have learned so much. My focus has always been in the Legal department.

I went from being a temp to an admin to a patent administrator to what I am today: Sr. Patent Paralegal & Trademark Administrator.

Even though I do deal with patents, patents for drugs that can save people’s lives, sometimes I feel disconnected from the real reason I come to work every day.

Today a multiple myeloma patient came with his wife to tell us their story.

I love that my company occasionally brings patients to us and reminds us why and what we do every day no matter what is important.

Their story was sad, touching, powerful, strong, funny and humbling. I took many things from their story today.

But the one thing that I keep remembering is be thankful just to wake up today, tomorrow …

Seems so simple, yet so powerful.

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Go Team Onyx!

At work I signed up for a virtual walk to raise funds for MMRF.

My plan was to do the virtual walk via the couch.

I went to an hour and half Vinyasa Yoga class and then Curt and I put in our garden. That is a lot of physical labor.

Once done with all of that Curt and I headed to McNally’s for a much needed beer.

I know I burned more calories and put more of an effort into my physical activities today than I would have had I walked.

The link about will take you to my donation page if you feel so inclined.


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