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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Daily Blessings!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This is the first time in many years that I have not been with family over the holidays. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorites. Instead of eating and lounging this year, I had the pleasure of working. For those of you who don't know, I am currently a G.R.A. those initials stand for Guest Room Attendant which is a fancy way of saying I am that girl you see in the hallway with a cart full of linens and toiletries in every hotel.

I had hoped that today would be a great day for tips but that was not the case. I truly need a boost in my income as my paycheck for the last two weeks was only for 37 hours. The Casino that I work at has been a little slower than usual. I have been praying for the business to pick up and this week it did. I went from being scheduled for four days to be called in for two of my off days and next week I also get to work 4 days! That is a lot better than 5 in two weeks!

Tips have not been the greatest these last couple of weeks either, but I serve an incredible God and He is always blessing me in some way or another. When I got only $6 in tips on Tuesday I turned to him in prayer. I knew my paycheck would barely cover two weeks rent leaving nothing for laundry which is a major bill with five children. Low and behold, Tuesday night, fellow RVrs that we had met over holloween showed up with a fully cooked Turkey dinner and five $5 tokens for the laundromat I go to! Life is amazing when you always turn to the LORD with your needs and fears.

Tomorrow I will have 16 more rooms to strip, clean and restage. I am going to bed tonight in hopeful prayer that hearts are moved to leave me something in my tip envelopes! A girl can dream, right!?!

One of the coolest parts of my week at work was when another lady that I have given Melaleuca cough drops to when she truly needed them, showed me a trick when it comes to making beds that not only cuts my time in half, it also enables me to make beds so tight you could bounce a quarter off of them!

The beds are by far the hardest part of restaging the rooms. She cut my time down to almost three minutes verses seven! That is a major thing in my line of business! 4 x 16 saves me an hour of time and energy! Talk about a gift that will continue to give for as long as I remain in this oh so humbling line of work! The other cool thing that happened is a lady who has seen me reading my bible brought me a concordance to use!

Being a Guest Room Attendant is by far the hardest job I have ever had, but there are parts of it that I truly love. It is cool to be able to make a bed in under four minutes flat! For the majority of my day I am by myself so I have time to converse with God. During my breaks I get to hang out with fellow co-workers and we are spoiled by our break room. It is a fully loaded cafeteria. We get free lunch, free coffee or drinks, including milk and cereal all day lol. They are always putting out treats during the day as well. I have never worked anywhere where you get to eat such great food for free.

No matter where you are in life, no matter what work you are currently doing, there are going to be daily blessings. It is my prayer that you keep your eyes open so that you see them and give thanks when they manifest in your life!

Be blessed my friends,

Wendy, mom of many, walks with God

© Wendy Glidden 2015

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