First of all, God is good! All. The. Time.
After receiving my recent promotion at my new job, I expressed a dire need for myself and my team of staff to have a self-care day outside of our only day off to our Executive Director and HR Coordinator. Not only did they hear me out and honor my request, they presented this beautifully arranged self-care basket for my first official self-care day - today! Inside, they thoughtfully placed a couple boxes of teas, 2 face masks and bath bombs, a journal, and a gift certificate to Oak Cliff Acupuncture, because they know how much I’ve been battling with severe pain due to my auto-immune disease, and they know my love for tea, writing, and skincare.
Y’all, ya girl cried!!! Tears. Of. Joy.
You see just short of one year ago, I had been working at a private practice where I was completely stressed out, stretched out, and down right miserable. I was totally burned out from the unreasonable work demands my supervisors placed on me and my co-workers. Every time, I tried to advocate for myself to get some paid time off, take a mental health day, or request to not take on more clients, they always responded by giving me more therapy and assessment clients. Many days, I would cry tears of frustration, disappointment and discouragement during my hour long commute to work.
He not only turned my tears of anger and frustration to tears of joy, He blessed me with a supportive staff and boss. They not only tailored made this self-care basket just for me, they tailored made my new managerial role to fit me as well. Come next summer, I will be a Board Member. I’m already speaking it into existence. And clearly God comes through for us in the things we pray and speak life into, especially when it serves Him and brings Him glory.
And, all the time. God. Is. Good.
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