I got these at work today from a wonderful lady that I showed an apartment home to my first week at my new job. She was very kind and had nothing but the nicest things to say and just came in to say she rented somewhere else (booo!) but that she really appreciated my help throughout her moving process. I was beyond myself, totally shocked that a meeting I had three weeks ago would turn into this. I felt incredibly grateful for her kindness.
Whenever you can, take an opportunity to be kind to someone if they made your day. Its the perfect opportunity for you to make theirs.
I so much more enjoy working with people face-to-face than over the telephone. It truly is a blessing to have landed the job I have (and wanted!) I can’t even begin to explain. My heart aches with thankfulness to my Lord for my place in the world right now. There is no way I could have done this on my own, no freakin’ way.
Everything from getting the courage to apply to a job I didn’t think I was qualified for but really wanted,
the courage to leave an uncomfortable job,
the courage to leave all familiar surroundings with no real place to go,
the courage to leave all good and bad familiar faces,
to finding great roommates,
finding great support in my boyfriend,
finding great support from my family,
finding great support in my job,
finding great support in God, who never left my side.
There have been several times during my transition when I couldn’t find the words to give notice at my current job but they just came to me when I didn’t want them to. Times when I didn’t know how I was going to eat or get gas in my car and poof! a miracle would happen to feed me and my car. Times when I didn’t know where the heck I was going to live and voila! best roommates/living situation evarrr. Times when I didn’t know if I was ever going to learn how to lease and manage a 115-unit apartment complex on my own but having a great kind professional manager to support me and teach me everything (and being incredibly patient in the process.) And of course times I didn’t know if I’d fit into a beachy upscaley community but finding the best support and encouragement in the people I encounter every single day.
Like, is this seriously my life? How did I get here?
The best three reviews I’ve gotten is that people like my honesty and sincerity, which is cool because not everyone does. Haha. That’s encouraging, to be realistically liked for who you are.
Proverbs 19:22 – What is desirable in a person is kindness, and it is better to be poor than a liar.