For the holiday season, here's a story of the Universe supporting a good intention. It comes from Rachelle Lamothe, a woman I met at an "Evening with Industry Dinner" that was part of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) career mentoring program. Rachel is a strong and thoughtful woman, the kind of "Unsinkable" young person for whom I wrote the book. (She reads and comments on the blog, which I really appreciate.)
Rachelle is one of four children born to her Haitian-born parents. She says, "Our parents taught us about the importance of an education, I always intended on going to college and chose nursing because I loved helping people." When her mother passed away right before college, Rachelle knew life would never be the same. She managed successful study, first for two years at Montgomery College, and then at the University of Maryland Baltimore at USG where she earned a Bachelor's degree in nursing. She is the first in her family to receive a four-year degree. Currently, she's applying for a nursing job. (Let me know if you have a job lead for her!)
Rachelle responded to the question from my last blog, and tells this story about how she was blessed with unexpected support when she persisted and overcame set backs.
A blessing that I received recently had to do with a candy table. My friend was getting married and my sister-in-law and I agreed to make a candy table at the reception with the bride's chosen wedding colors.
We worked hard and finished just about everything when I sprained my ankle the Friday before the Sunday wedding. We still had a few odds and ends to purchase (such as the tablecloth) to complete the project but my ankle was sprained and our car tire popped the same day.
On Saturday we put on a spare tire and went on to set up the table at the reception hall. As God would have it, there were extra tablecloths provided by the sisters from the church and everything else that was lacking from the table came about in one way or another. The table received many compliments and I was relieved and thankful when I saw the table on Sunday that it turned out nice. Our hard work wasn't in vain despite all the setbacks that occurred.
It was a simple but meaningful blessing to me. I'm thankful. I believe what you said about positive expectancy is true. Our attitude determines our future and our blessings.
If you were to make a virtual candy table of your dreams, what would you want on it? I bet if you start building from your vision, what is lacking will come about one way or another. You won't know until you get started.