I made a new friend today while working. Work has been so hard lately, and I've been stressed out beyond belief because of my lack of sales and money. And going to work has been...a very big challenge. I'm an independent contractor, and although I have managers and accountability, it's up to me to get-er-done. And just to give you an idea, I should be at a sales conference this week in Miami...but I missed hitting it by one client. And I want be in Kansas City for a prayer conference...but I didn't think I should take any more time off. My weekend trip to Michigan also got cancelled. So I drag myself to work today...dreading... resenting... ungrateful.
And then I met June. She is 85 and was a piano teacher for 40 years (and married for more than 50 I believe). She is one of the happiest people I have ever met. She is full of life, energy and opinions, mostly about God and how to be a good Christian...and I can't get enough of them! Here is this woman who has walked the talk for the last 85 years of her life and it's working for her. She tells me that she has never been lonely since telling God to take over...and she's been a widow FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS! She gardens, she lives alone, and although she has never had children, she has many serogates through teaching. She listens to Moody Bible Institute radio all day and will recommend a preacher for every topic. She told me the three things she always told her students were don't give up, don't get mad, and don't run away. She told me she is praying that her knees get better. At the end of the day, she told me she didn't need doctors (or insurance for that matter) because she had God. So we prayed for her knees and my attitude instead. God, thank you for my new friend June. June, like the month, she said.