The gruel and grind of work can cause the heart to despair. Can I get a witness? Monday comes and many of us want to cry. Don’t get me wrong. The Bible says, “Money answers all problems.” So, it’s good to have a job. At least with a little money I can solve a few problems. But Lord give me strength. The demands of work, the evaluations, the short lunch breaks? “There ought to be a law.” But in the state of Tennessee there are no collective bargaining rights. Oh, well.
I know. Grumbling doesn’t change a thing. So to avoid complaining and assuage my grief, I think about my aunts and uncles who picked cotton down in the Mississippi Delta. The plantation owner would weigh the cotton and then report that my aunts and uncles owed him money. Coming from a history like that–teaching school, working in the hospital, driving a bus, delivering mail, working security and fixing hair doesn’t seem so bad.
What do you THINK ABOUT or DO to “uncloud” your day and encourage yourself to keep on pushing?
Write back soon! ALICE FAYE