If you’re in a career rut or keep pounding the pavement, you’re not alone. And although Thanksgiving usually marks the time of year to count your blessings, maybe this period of time is a blessing in disguise as well.

(And yes, in case you’re wondering, your friends at MJD are going to get sappy on you so don’t say we didn’t warn you…)

In fact, Kristina Leonardi, NYC-based career/lifestyle coach, points out in her weekly blog post to “thank the turkeys.”

She writes, “Why not also be grateful for the funky, not-so-positive, annoying and pain-in-the-you-know-where stuff as well: The people, things and situations that challenge us, push our buttons or make us feel uncomfortable.” Read more