A friend of mine went for a job, not only was he qualified but he had plenty of experience and the perfect attitude for that environment . He spoke clearly and answered every question the interviewer ask him, he came across pleasant and affable. When ask about a gap in his work history he was honest the way we he was told to be, he admitted that back in 05 he went through rehab for problem drinking and hasn’t had a drop since. The interviewer applauded his effort to better himself and thanked him for coming in on such short notice. His interview was at 9:30 at night because they needed someone right away, he walked out of the interview with his head held high because the manager assured him he had the job and the second interview would just be a formality, he was never called back for a second interview ! They hired a guy who had previously held the position and had walked out on them the week before. That’s right, rather then give my friend a chance they hired a guy who was known to be dishonest and who had left them at one of their busiest moments! My friend, after eight years of sobriety wasn’t qualified to wash dishes at a chilis restaurant ! What message does this send to people who try to better themselves ? Those that read me know I try to stick to the positive but if someone won’t help a guy who has eight years clean what chance does the recovering addict have?
We go through our day, we get our kids ready for school and we rush to work drinking a gas station cup of coffee. Work for a bit looking at the clock for our break, work for a bit looking at the clock for our lunch, work for a bit looking to the clock for quitting time. Rush home , pick up the kids ,throw a frozen lasagna in the oven, eat it in separate rooms, one in front of a computer a few in front of tvs spread throughout the house, make sure the kids did their homework and washed behind their ears, then to the bedroom where we fall asleep watching Letterman or whomever, to get up in the morning and start the process anew just in different clothes! Now what did we forget?? Some of you will say Well we didnt take any time for ourselves and others will say we didnt take time for our spouse and you wouldn’t be wrong but we left our spirituality out of it. We didnt take time for a short morning devotion or to pray while we were on the interstate. I know your day is hectic and filled with many challenges but remember to feed your spirit because when we get to the end of this life it’s all we will have! Happy midweek my friends!