Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Because I care...
To put it bluntly, I guess you could say that part of my job description is to care about people. On any given day I'm in the shop, a dozen or more persons will come in and share personal health details, asking for advice. They don't all bare their problems, and I get everyone from completely trusting to overly cynical, but they are there, and asking for my help. At first this was awkward, but this is something I have come to absolutely love, and I'm not even a big "people person." This may be my job, but I only have my job because I care. I get funny looks when I converse with people I'm waiting in line with at a busy store. One part of it is that people are incredibly interesting - the other is that I really care. I used to care very little, and to tell the truth, I'm not a very sensitive person; it's safe to say I won't tear up - even at the worst sob story.
So why do I care? I truly attribute it all to God. It's humbling to think about - that on my own I'd be stone cold - and I guess that all the grace God has shown me I feel like I should try and show others. They deserve it so much more than I! And believe me, I've encountered quite a few grumpy and "undeserving" people! My friends stuck by my even when I was completely absorbed with my own situation. They genuinely cared, and even though I honestly didn't care at the time, I am so very grateful now. I value my friends!!! I've been so blessed, and not everyone else has been, so if all I get is 10 minutes to help them get their health problems under control, I hope I can make some sort of difference. Even my job is an incredible gift from God, and not everyone can say that with enthusiasm.
Why do I care? Because He cared about me!
1 John 4:19
"We love because He first loved us."
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