The scripture says that everyday is a good day because God made it, but what about when adverse circumstances hits you in your face? Does it make the day bad? No, the day is still good, but God can turn it around for you.
The other day, my sister and I had planned to visit a new coffee shop, thinking walk up was open. I had to work that day so we planned to meet there. For her, she would have to get on the bus with her pass she got for thirty dollar less. The transportation department had a special for the spring months and I will tell you, this is a blessing.
When we had arrived, we had found out that the Walk Up was temporarily closed. I was fumed. How could they do that to us? I don't live in that town and the only time, I could visit was when I worked at a school in that area. Yet I saw nothing about it being closed. No Facebook post telling me they were closed. Assuming that the lockdown didn't affect the Walk Up, I didn't even checked. Walk Up at other places like Rally's were open so why not? The temporary closure told me that the manager favored drivers over pedestrians. She even told me, it wouldn't be fair for the driver if they served us. It's not fair on pedestrians!
We tried to make the best of the day. Grateful that she got there using a pass and not a ten dollar trip ticket (worth ten rides), we walked to Dollar General for my sister had never been there then bought a soda that day. Later, I realized how glad I was when I found out my finances wasn't as much as I thought it was. God kept me from spending money on coffee.
God made up for it the next day. My sister had left over money from what a friend gave her and we had planned on going to Black Bear. We expected to dine outside because of the lockdowns, but to my surprise, we could dine inside! The waiting experience was different but not bad. They would text us when they had a table for us. Since I thought we would have to wait awhile, I went to use the lady's room. A sign on the door simply stated that because of lockdown one person only in the restroom. Holding my breath, I went in to check. No one inside. I thanked God.
When I came back, they had a table ready for us! How about that waiting? And I had almost forgotten my water bottle until a waitress bought it to me! The meal itself was good. I love sweet potato fries dipped in ranch dressing.
There is a sing that goes like this: count your many blessings and name one one by one. If you ever had a bad experience like I did, rejoice. God is still in the blessing business. He had turned my mourning into dancing by the time I spent with my sister and giving us good service at Black Bear. Keep your eyes open for those blessings and don't focus so much on the bad. Although I would have loved to try their drinks, I might not have liked it and it would have been a waste. I love Starbucks because I'm used to them but because of their connection to the Illuminati, I boycotted them. I could make my own at home and save money. They have copy cat recipes online. Here is one I use:
I used to think that if sub for elementary school teachers, I would get my experience that I need to teach in Christian schools. I get experiences all right, but the curriculums are not the same. Public Instructions are set by the government, not the church. Another reason I'm giving up on this is the income. It's not income though. I work 3 and half to 7 hours a day depending if its a half or full day job. Substitutes gets paid for each day they sub. In other jobs, people are paid by the hour and work 5 to six days a week (hopefully not seven). This has been my experience.
Substituting is perfect for the retired and the married. In the county where I live, they get paid around $100 a day and although there is a shortage of subs, they don't get called everyday. It's an on called basis, and its a stressful job, I am unmarried and only one paying the bills so its hard. We don't get paid vacations, and holidays. The worst month is December and the summer. You might ask how in the world do I make it through the summer? By the grace of God.
My experiences as a sub has taught me that I'm there as a light and blessing to the teachers and students. I do enjoying subbing to some extents, but it is not for me, I have to admire the teachers I sub for. They have more creativity then I can put together and I appreciate the lessons plans because I look at their curriculum and wonder how I can come up with a lesson plan. I am 20 years pass college graduation. The teachers are younger than me and they started at a younger age. I'm 53 at this writing.
I realized now that my desire to teach in Christian schools should stay in Washington state and not go with me to Montana. I'm still waiting on that one. I much rather be a help mate to my future husband in Montana than have to teach at a late age.
When I was a young woman, I thought about my life. I needed to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I have lived in the city all my life (although not a big city like Los Angeles). I remember swinging on a swing at a school and it came to me that I liked children yet I didn't think teaching was in my dna. I'm not a leader. I'm a follower so I set my course to get the education I needed to become a teacher's assistant. However after I completed a 3 unit course called Child Care Aide, I learned I needed 12 ECE units. I had to go to a junior college and get my AA. One thing lead to another. To make it short, all doors to that position had closed and I had no other recourse, but to aim higher and that's when trouble began.
Author of the Second Chance Series and owner of Unique Pen Press.