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Unanswered Prayers

For the longest time I tried to get a job at the Navy shipyard nearby. My resumes were not looked at. The few interviews I had produced no offers. Years went by. I was really disillusioned.

Last year, I was finally hired. The position doesn't pay great, but it's a living wage. And the benefits are outstanding. My working conditions can be uncomfortable, but are generally not bad.

Since my hiring, I found out more about some of the jobs I applied for. It turns out that, pretty much every job that I didn't get would have been wore than this one. I think back to how upset I was. It was so difficult to be patient.

In retrospect, it was such a blessing not to get one of those jobs. I didn't realize it at the time, but they were doing me a favor.

So much of my life has been like this. I just wish someone could have slipped me a "cheat-sheet", warning me how often negative things would yield positive results. Life is never perfect, and rarely easy. But most of it works out in the end.


often life is about emotions that we get from the highs and lows of every day life and often i think when one looks back we are amazed at how out of control we can be in most things....

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