Wow. Happy New Year! If you're of the resolution-making kind, I hope one of yours is to be happy in this new year. If you're not happy, please, please, please do something about it. Life is so short and we're not guaranteed tomorrow. Do what you can with what you have and make sure you laugh!
Cracker Barrel sho' let me down today!! I have a New Year's tradition of going there and getting a to-go plate of the usual New Year's must-haves. Black-eyed peas, collard greens, ham, not that I'm superstitious or anything. I don't eat the peas for luck so much as I eat 'em 'cause I love 'em! I don't look at things that happen to me as luck. I look at them as blessings. God-given blessings. And He sure blessed me in 2012!
Not only did Cracker Barrel take 45 minutes to put together my order (my super easy order of stuff they surely had to have plenty of today!!), but everything tasted like it had not even been seasoned. I had to fix everything once I got home. Grrrr.
And to add insult to injury, I was really looking forward to picking over their Christmas clearance and this is what they had left -- three li'l raggedy chipped ornaments and a sock monkey. Guess what they DID have??? Easter stuff. Yeah. EASTER.
I go back to school on Monday and this time, I'll be going to school during the day and working in the evenings, the opposite of what I did before. Not a big deal, though, and since I'm limited by the co-op agreement to the amount of hours I can work while I'm in school, I'll have a day off every week. Most likely Fridays. :)
If you've been reading my blog for the past two years, you know how very hard it was for me to land this job at the base. I met one obstacle after another until I was just about ready to give up on it. This is where those blessings I mentioned come in. Now I know I've been blessed since the day I was created, I was just too hardheaded to see the blessings for what they were. For a long time, I felt like God had abandoned me and Larry, forgotten all about little old us, left us to fend for ourselves all alone. Waaaaaah. I was wrong. Dead wrong. He was with us the whole time. I know you hear that all the time, but until you LIVE it, you don't believe it.
When I decided to just give this job thing over to Him, things started happening. I quit worrying about it and I went on that interview, fully expecting to not be selected. These jobs are so highly competitive. So much so that they're saying my group is going to be the last co-ops selected for a while. But I was selected! In God's time, not mine. When I began to LIVE that instead of just say it, stuff started falling into place. It's been pretty awesome to watch. Goosebumpy at times.
I believe 2013 is going to be pretty much the best year of my life. Things are really happening! And now I recognize my blessings every single day for what they are. Even when everything doesn't go exactly my way, that's all right. I know it's going God's way and I've learned to just keep watching to see what He does with it.
I hope you all have a wonderful 2013! And I hope you ate your black-eyed peas today just because you love 'em!