What's ringing in my ears this morning?
Be ye glad, oh, be ye glad.
Every debt that you've ever had,
Has been paid up in full
By the grace of the Lord.
Be ye glad, be ye glad, be ye glad.
An acapella group, GLAD, recorded
this song in the 80's.
Perfect harmonies uniting
the hymns and contemporary
I can't say "without music"
because this is truly "music."
I haven't thought about this song in forever.
I think God is wanting me to "be glad."
"Rejoice in the Lord always,
and again, I say, 'Rejoice.'"
I went for the job interview and was totally humilited.
Well, I won't really admit to total humiliation.
Maybe I should say I was embarresed a little bit
or taken back to those days as a young child
when I couldn't get the math questions right
and the dreaded IQ test or scolded because I
"didn't follow directions."
I know, I know.
I have issues.
Been to therapy more times than you'd like to know.
First of all, I was shocked to be handed a "little test."
What? A floral shop?
I thought my job would consist of
arranging flower (I can do!)
smiling and greeting customers (I can do well.)
making deliveries (I can do with a smile.)
Every transaction is done on paper.
No I didn't say, "paperLESS."
Old school, Math by hand.
No program, thus the need for a math test.
I didn't follow directions very well.
I had to create numbers for the "word problems."
Anybody else hate "word problems?"
Long story short,
part of the test was to see if I would follow directions.
I totally ignored the part where deliveries
could not be made if the transaction was under $25.
Shoot, I delivered everything and had an invoice to boot!
I don't know if I even got it right.
I just know that she was ready to dismiss
me when she realized I hadn't followed directions well.
Does anyone else ever try to put something together
without reading the directions first.
That would be me.
A character flaw, I guess.
Anyway, she said "Maybe you're not a very good fit."
To which I replied,
"Give me a call if you decide you want someone to
arrange the floor and make deliveries. I know I can do that well."
So, in the end, I defended myself, with a smile at that!
I guess that is cause to be glad.
Enough of that.
The enemy can't take back what I've already claimed!
So, I will be thankful.
Christina, my daughter-in-love,
already has her Fall decorations out.
She loves it!
I always like what she does.
her, my, OUR favorite time of year.
While I enjoy my whites and neutrals,
I get to enjoy the colors of Fall
while I'm in their home.
She too is adjusting to a new, larger home
and is missing the first home that she and Chad
It's crazy, but bigger is not always better,
especially when you've put so much
love and time into the first.
My first was the first for 30 years.
So yes, it's hard.
During this time of adjustment and transition,
I will choose to be glad!
I will choose thanksgiving.
I'm going to GA this weekend
to take Christy to rehearsal for
this years, WCHS theatre show/reunion
The show will raise money for the high school program.
Over 100 alumni will be participating.
I won't make the show this year,
so I'll enjoy the rehearsal.
Have a good weekend.
I'll be away.
While I'll enjoy September,
I anticipate October.