Alright I have a test tomorrow (still confused how that's possible) and I woke up super early this morning to study because that is like my prime time. I woke up at 7:00 and had till like 11:00. Good amount of time, right? For my test I have eight essay style questions, which my professor provided, and said five of them will be on the exam. Nice, huh? Basically I can craft my answers for all eight before hand. This morning I am up and at um just writing away. Around 8:00 while I am in the middle of question two I decided it is probably a good idea to save my work... this is where things go down hill.
If you have a mac you may be familiar with the spinning beach ball of death that is displayed when things aren't working right. I didn't really freak out at first. I closed it and then recovered it and tried to save again. And good news--- it did the same thing. I ended up losing my work and then spent a majority of 2 hours trying to fix it. I waited forever to talk to someone at Microsoft, but never got anyone. While I was waiting I got kind of mad. I was thinking to myself how I always try and help others and be kind- WHY CAN'T SOMEONE HELP ME. But y'all I quickly realized this is not the way to think.
Life is not about how many kind things we do or how many people we help. This is not something we should keep score on. If you do something nice you do it because you want to, out of the goodness of your heart, and you should never expect something in return. I began to this realize that I had been doing that in some areas of my life. Yes, it is disappointing when we feel like we aren't getting back what we put it, but honestly our world would be 10x more negative if people thought like this.
Would it have been nice for the company to help me? Yes, but they were helping other people and I have no right to be mad about that just because I felt entitled to some good karma. Go out and be kind. Put others first because you want to and know it is the right thing to do. Don't keep score- it will only bring unnecessary negativity. And be thankful that you have the opportunity to love and serve others.
Kind of weird how I came to this conclusion from an unhelpful company waiting line, but hey if it makes me grateful I am 100% okay with that. And yes, things worked out. I do have my test bright and early at 9:30 so pray if you would like. Be kind. Be considerate. Stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!