Saturday, September 01, 2007

i knew it, about the attitude thing.

Multiple cool things happened today. I felt pretty blessed actually. Went in for work today, it was going to be a really light load. We, meaning me and the guy I worked with had 2 projects that needed to be completed. We had to go and fill up some mulch beds that had just newly been made, and then we had to go out to this addition and spray weeds. Once both tasks were completed it had probably eaten up only 1 hr. 45 min. of time. I went back to the shop and cleaned mowers, some trailers, did some minor maintenance on mowers, and cut a little bit of grass at the shop.

Ok, blessing # 1: I don't ever take money with me to work anymore. The reason is simple, I don't want to spend it, if I don't have it with me, I don't spend it. I pack a lunch, and take my thermos full of water. So, I am good to go. Today, however, I knew I wouldn't be out all day so I didn't pack a lunch. Didn't even take my water bottle...mostly cuz I was being lazy. Instead, I took 2 dollars, and stuck them in my pocket. We stopped at a gas station and I was going to use the restroom and buy a Gatorade. Well, while I was in the restroom I noticed there was 16 cents sitting on the counter next to the sink. I was planning on taking that 16 cents and putting it in the give a penny, take a penny tray. I grabbed a Gatorade out of the fridge, and walked up to the register, where there was a cute girl working. I smiled at the pretty lady, and gave her the came to $2.14 I thought, wow, that is really ironic that I found that change in the bathroom, then I realized that God is in control of everything. The IrOnY part kind of drifted away.

blessing # 2: Justin, one of the foreman at work has been surprising me lately. In past conversations he has told me of his belief system, and that he is very doubtful of the whole Christianity subject. Well, the past couple of weeks that we have worked together. The way he speaks about it is changing. Him and his wife attend a church, he even goes so far as to say, "his church," and that he really likes it. It is St. Joe Community Church I "THINK" and they meet at Carmike Cinemas on Dupont RD. OK, OK, blessing part. After we are done with our 2 chores, we are in the truck riding back to the shop. We talked about many things, then it was silent for a bit. Justin asked me, "Mike, you seem to know your Bible stuff pretty good, can I have you clarify something for me?" On the inside, I was grinning from ear to ear. I played it cool and said, "sure man." He told me that he and his wife had been attending a bible study for the past couple of weeks, and he was struggling with something. Something was stuck in his head that he couldn't figure out. It was the story of Cain and Able. Justin asked me why God favored Cain's offering over Able's. I was so happy to tell him, and then we started talking a little more in depth of why it is hard for Justin to commit to religion. It was very humbling to say the least, and I was most appreciative.

blessing # 3: When me and Justin were talking while spraying weeds at Hamilton Meadows, we were talking about another guy from work. bla bla bla talk talk talk....what it came down to was Justin saying this. "ya know, he may not have the best skills yet, but his attitude is right where it needs to be." He continued to tell me that he would rather have a worker with a good attitude than one with the ultimate skills. It was nice to hear that. :-)

blessing # 4: The E-Mail's I get from random people, family, friends, strangers, interested people all make me excited to check my E-Mail every day. It really is a huge blessing to me when I get to hear people's input from all different kinds of people. I really enjoy it.

Funny how that works out. I am struggling finding a ride to church tomorrow! ahhhhhh, Mikey+no car+no license=motivation

I took a typing test online to see how fast I could type. It said.....Your speed was: 62wpm. That means I can type fairly fast. If you wanna test your speed, just click..

I want to see how fast I can type. I don't know how accurate it is, but it is kind of fun. There is even tutorials to help you improve your skills. ;-)
A man is in bed with his wife when there is a knock on the door. He rolls over and looks at his clock -- it's half-past three in the morning.
"I'm not getting out of bed at this time", he thinks, and rolls over. Then, a louder knock follows. "Aren't you going to answer that?" says his wife. So, he drags himself out of bed and goes downstairs.
He opens the door and there is man standing at the door. It didn't take the homeowner long to realize the man was drunk. "Hi there," slurs the stranger, "Can you give me a push?"
"No. Get lost, it's half-past three. I was in bed," says the man and slams the door.
He goes back up to bed and tells his wife what happened and she says "Dave, that wasn't very nice of you.
Remember that night we broke down in the pouring rain on the way to pick the kids up from the baby-sitter and you had to knock on that man's door to get us started again? What would have happened if he'd told us to get lost?"
"But the guy was drunk," says the husband.
"It doesn't matter," says the wife. "He needs our help and it would be the Christian thing to help him."
So, the husband gets out of bed again, gets dressed and goes downstairs. He opens the door and, not being able to see the stranger anywhere he shouts: "Hey, do you still want a push?" and he hears a voice cry out "Yeah please."
So, still being unable to see the stranger, he shouts: "Where are you?"
And the stranger replies: "I'm over here, on your swing set."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cute joke!