Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pats on the back...

Isn't it nice to get a pat on the back once in a while? I got one at school on Friday and it meant a lot. Getting hugs from kids means even more, though. There is one little girl in particular who always runs to give me a hug. I'm telling ya, a job you love is worth millions.

I'm sure God gives us pats on the back. I wonder if we see them or feel them? Maybe it's in those moments when we get a burst of energy to push past whatever stuff we're dealing with. Is it a pat, or a shove? ;-) Either way, I'm sure He knows what we need.

I'm pushing past a lot of stuff lately, but I'm learning that everything happens in God's time, not mine. This job reminds me of that. I kept dragging my feet, not applying, and people kept asking me why I didn't apply. I would say that the low $ was holding me back, but it wasn't just that. The principal at the time was just not a nice man. Very vindictive and destructive. Now, we have a principal and vice-principal that are amazingly upbeat and supportive. To have these wonderful women give me a hug, tell me they love me and my work...well, that's so nice.
He definitely set me on a good path. I wonder where else it will lead? I hope your path is easy, and your burdens light!

In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6

3 comments:

Connie said...

I am so jazzed that you got this recognition! It is so deserved, although I know you do not do it for praise; but for the kids, themselves. They are very blessed to have a person with your skills, heart, and common sense; and the perseverance to keep showing up even when you do not physically feel like it. I am so proud of you!

Kansas Bob said...

Congrats again Karen. So great to be recognized in that way.

I do think that God gives us affirmations at times when we need it most. Sometimes through His body and sometimes he speaks deeply to our innermost being. There are times when I have been reduced to tears by his loving words to me.

... Paige said...

yea, for pats on the back and high fives (mustn't forget those)

He always puts those we need in our path and He will put us in the path of someone that needs us