SHE blessed ME!
I have been getting to work half an hour early to give extra help to some of my students. Because of that, I now get up at 5:30, and although my mother says I was always a happy child in the morning, the adult-Becky is not a fan of getting up earlier than she has to. My morning routine is pretty much planned down to the minute.
Well, one fine Thursday morning at the end of that morning’s help session, a student came up to me and gave me a big Hershey Kiss and a coffee mug with Valentine’s Day hearts all over it. She said, “Mrs. Meneses, this is for you. I know you don’t like getting up in the morning, and I know you like coffee, and I just want you to know how much I appreciate your helping me become a better writer.”
Oh – my! How sweet! How thoughtful! How awesome! Her gift blessed me so much.
As I began reflecting about her blessing and her words, I became somewhat mortified that my student could tell how much I disliked mornings. I’m her teacher. My job is to help her. How embarrassing that my student could see past my attitude while I couldn’t see past my 5:30 wake-up call. Regardless of my downfall or my stinky attitude, SHE blessed ME! The unexpected grace of that day will not be forgotten!
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.
Father-God, continue to teach me and mold me into the person you made me to be. Help me to be more Christ-like and more giving of my time and less concerned with myself. Use me where I am. I trust you have put me exactly where you want me to be. Help me face every day cheerfully and with great faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.