Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Changes Part Deux

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

While I don't completely agree with everything that Darwin said/taught, this I have taken a special fondness to. As stated in an earlier post, change is not my thing. BUT this week I've been reveling in it. I am currently on my third day of my new job, and Praise the Lord for my new job. Not only is it a complete change from my last job, it's so much more than I deserve and God has blessed me abundantly more than I could have ever imagined. Just a few examples: New Blackberry that I can do anything with, they pay the bill, and I can stop paying for my old Razor that I've been holding onto since I moved to Des Moines; New laptop computer(it's a Dell but who is going to turn down a free computer), monthly massages, week long trip to Salt Lake City, UT in September(all expenses paid), endless amounts of great healthy snacks in the break room(no charge), and while I haven't actually started doing a lot of my job(training starts next week when my boss comes from KC), it's been relatively low key and easy going, which I do expect some tight schedules and rough deadlines but I havne't had to answer a phone or listen to someone complain at me for three days and I feel like I'm going to wake up, realize it was just a dream and have to go back to my old job(BUT I won't), just to name a few. One of the manager's that interviewed me said that she remembered that in my first interview I said that my dad taught me to work smart and not hard and I think this job is going to help me do that. I feel so blessed to even have this job, with the economy still being not the greatest and hearing of friends getting laid off. Another blessing came in the form of three filled lawn bags on the porch when I came home late last night. I had gone over to Meg's house to hang out with her and when I got home I found the yard had been mowed and all of the grass clippings were bagged and set on the porch. Yes our yard was getting a little long, which everyone noticed who was over at our house this weekend. In our defense, Ashlyn tried to start the mower, but couldn't get it so we left it. I believe that a guy from each of our bible studys' came over with mowers and mowed the grass for us. I'm a very independant modern girl who likes to show the guys that girls can do anything they can but I am just so humbled and blessed for guys like the four who came to help us, expecting nothing in return. Right now, I'm feeling very overwhelmed by God's blessings in my life, in the form of a new job, friends, family, acts of kindness, hope for the future and so much more. I know there will be more struggles and hard times to come but right now I'm going to enjoy the blessings God has given me and will continue to praise Him in good times or in bad, either way He either brought me to it or He'll have to take me through it.