Thursday, August 16, 2012

Plenty to be Thankful For

I guess I'm not alone in my disappointing search for a library job.  My friend Libby has been looking for a job for 2 years. She's hoping to be a public librarian...and subs for the Rochester area libraries. My friend Charlie had a few interviews this summer and was even called back for a second interview...and she has gotten nothing but rejection letters.  My friend Diane has had a couple of interviews this summer and has gotten passed over as first choice.  I have had three interviews this summer without a bite.

I don't know what to think. What do I do next, Lord?  Where is your still small voice that is supposed to direct my path? Is it there and I just can't hear it? Am I refusing to hear it somehow?

In any case...I have everything I need and plenty to be thankful for. I just need to remember this.

The photo is one I took of two boys in Ecuador playing happily with a deflated and beat up soccer ball on a muddy lot.  They don't need the latest and greatest equipment to find joy. To have a real soccer ball is actually quite impressive there.

1 comment:

StacyB said...

A dear friend of mine often reminds me (lovingly and comically, at times) that we, in our day to day life, mostly experience, "First World Problems." Like when my inspection is overdue so I can't get my oil change but I have to hurry to pick my kids up at VBS before I run to get my haircut... ;)

Not that finding a job is a minor concern!!!!! I just related that to the picture!!!