There is nothing like unexpected blessings. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about budgeting and I mentioned how Rob would work Uber on the weekends so we could have groceries. I told her that we are making sacrifices so that we can grow our business and as long as we stayed dependent on my corporate contracts, we would not ever get to put the time in that we need.
On Saturday, she gave us a gift package filled with groceries on behalf of antioch-ame.org. I appreciated this blessing for a few reasons:
- My position is self-imposed. Our family decided to take a risk and make sacrifices for me to go from self-employment to a true business. So this unexpected placing is just a bonus.
- We are not destitute. There are people in bad positions. We are in a tight position — we have to sacrifice now to get to our desired destination. I kinda felt like this was an unexpected blessing was not only a gift for me but also other middle-class Americans that risk more than people know to go for the American Dream.
- It helped us a lot. The unexpected blessing came right on time and instead of working Uber last weekend, my husband was able to work side-by-side to on one of our client’s website. The client happens to be my friend’s husband BTW.
I do not feel entitled to anything except the opportunity God grants me to live my purpose. No one can take that from me. I do appreciate unexpected blessings because it’s nothing I am an entitled to — it’s just because. This is proof that good deeds bring blessing — this is the same friend I met through volunteering for hospice: I was her mom’s hospice companion. We became friends and she helped me decorate my home for my husband’s 50th birthday party. Just one of the blessings that came out of the good deed.
I am so thankful she is in my life and that gratitude continues to improve my attitude and obviously, it is increasing my blessings.