Monday, November 29, 2010

First Day At Work

I'm surprised to still be awake considering I need to be up early tomorrow morning. I couldn't turn out the lights until I shared my first day on the job.

I walked in to the job and began filling out the necessary paperwork when it all of a sudden hit me, "I have a job!" This journey has been almost 2 years of tears and worry and doubt and discouragement and ten billion applications and resumes sent. Yet, when I was losing hope, He gave me reason to hope once again.

Being the new kid on the block isn't always easy but I'm reminded that it eventually passes and before long, things and people become quite familiar.

I don't take this blessing lightly at all. When I think about how many people are facing or have faced unemployment, I know that it's nothing short of a miracle for me. True, I've taken a drastic cut in salary but there's no worry there. It will be okay.

For every prayer, thought, word of encouragement, card and phone call as well as emails - I have tremendously appreciated every one.

Although I've got some financial catching up to do, my goal is to help someone else who is facing unemployment in some way. It may just be a bag of groceries or warm gloves and a scarf and an encouraging word but I know how much you all have blessed me by being here.

A million thanks!

25 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles....paying it forward is the most sincere compliment...

MissKris said...

So glad to hear the first day was passed without too much stress and you survived! Praying for you here, my friend.

Lin said...

Hooray! I'm sooo glad things are changing for the better! As for pay--we all have taken cuts, paid more for benefits, or not gotten raises in years. The only people getting raises are gov. employees and they can't figure out why the states can't afford to pay them.

I'm sure you are tired--that first week is KILLER!

Mommy Glow said...

Congrats on the job, I love your positive outlook, it has gotten you to this point. It is amazing that you now want to help others facing unemployment, its very commendable!

Ina in Alaska said...

Happy to hear about your first day! So glad you are once again working! xo

Mari said...

I'm so glad your first day went well. Your attitude is wonderful and it will serve you well!

Rona's Home Page said...

Congrats on your first week. I'm glad to hear that it was a good week.

Jill said...

So happy for you! We have faced this as well and feel so blessed right now. Best of luck to you!
blessings,
Jill

Reyna said...

Sometimes being the "new kid on the block" is just what everyone needs:
New energy, new hope and renewed optimism.

You are a possessor of all!

Good for you!

As with your blog, you will be a blessing to many.
It isn't by some random chance you have been preserved for such as where you are at.

Maybe you will be the spark that ignites the willingness to give at the new workplace?!

Thank you for your empathetic and understanding and encouraging comments on my blog.

Linda Myers said...

Hurray for you and your new job!

Nezzy said...

I love it...pay it forward and your blessings will abound!

Hope your first day went well and it's the beginning of a new story for you sweetie.

God bless and have an incredible first week!!! :o)

Deidra said...

I am oh so happy for you! Rejoicing with you. And I am not a bit surprised that you have plans to pay it forward. I admire you, my friend. You shine brightly in this world of ours!

Learn, Laugh, Cook said...

So glad you had a good first day and are feeling hopeful and happy again! That's a great idea to pay it forward to someone who is unemployed. You're such a kind soul and a beautiful person.

Buckeroomama said...

You have such a generous heart and spirit, Simone!

Veronica Lee said...

Yay!! Congrats on the job! So happy that it was a good day! God Bless you for your kind heart, Simone!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

These are the kinds of posts I like to read!

Deborah Ann said...

Woo Hoo!!! Praise the Lord. It's so awesome and encouraging to see God answering His children's prayers. What a great Christmas story you have...

mrstdj said...

Hope your first day was good! There are always jitters for the first few weeks, but you'll be fine!! So happy that you've got the gig. Keep smiling!

Kathy said...

So happy for you....

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yeah! I'm so happy for you and glad the "new kid" jitters passed quickly. I am confident you'll be a great employee and hope you love the work and the workplace--

Paying it forward is beautiful Simone.

xo jj

Tay Talk said...

I don’t know you and I am bursting with joy that you have a job. We have a good God and you are blessed. So glad to have come across your blog.

Saranne said...

Just catching up on blogs....congratulations on your job and your determination to pay it forward...you are an inspiration to me! oxox

Formerly known as Frau said...

Sounds like you are jumping in with both feet, the new ness feeling will wear off and all will be good. I just sent out my first resume hitting it seriously next week. I'm happy that you are employed and adjusting to the change. You are amazing already thing how to help someone else, you really are one of a kind!

Angela Cooper said...

Sorry I'm so late but "Congratulation" to you. Sooooo happy for you.

Anita said...

Blessings and best wishes in establishing a good working relationship with the other employees and with doing a great job.
You'll be coming up with a raise in no time! :)

I believe you when you say you'll be helping someone else soon; you probably already are in ways that you don't even realize.

 

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