I love my job. I love my job for many different reasons (which I will most likely outline sometime in the near future) but today we will focus on just one...
Reason #22 Why I Love My Job:
A great little perk of my gig is the fact that lunch is paid for every day. And no, we don't have to eat crappy cafeteria food and are not forced to stay within an unreasonable budget that allows for all things fried but nothing fresh. We essentially collectively decide what we're in the mood for around noon...and then indulge away! I decided right from my first day to track this daily savings by jotting down in my planner what I ate and how much it cost. I often get oddly curious about numbers (probably because they terrify me and I still count on my fingers) and I've always been a sucker for keeping a tally (i.e. my Fitbit obsession).
To show my gratitude for this company perk I've also decided that at the end of every 6 months I will tally the total amount saved, then make a donation of that amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) to a charity based on food. For example, The San Francisco Foodbank, Glide Memorial Soup Kitchen, World Food Programme and Meals on Wheels are some I have in mind.
My thinking is this; even if Weebly didn't pay for my lunch, I would still be able to afford it on my own. By a lot. And this in and of itself...the ability to provide for myself, to not ever have to wonder where my next meal is coming from...is a huge gift and blessing. A huge gift and a blessing that, until I started tallying, I pretty much took for granted. I feel the best way for me to show my gratitude is to simply pay it forward. I think I'll call it "The Grateful Lunch"...because what better way could there be to lunch?
Happy Friday, friends! If you have any charity suggestions, I'd love to hear them. There are still 4 more months of free lunches and I can already tell it's going to be a pretty sweet little donation :)