"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Friday, August 27, 2010

Prayers of Gratitude and New Beginnings

"Giving thanks for abundance 
is sweeter
than the abundance itself..."

                                                       "Give thanks for a little and       you will find a lot."
--The Hausa of Nigeria

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice."
--Meister Eckhart

"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."
--Christiane Northrup

 I was offered a full time teaching position today (special education)

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it. 
~The Buddha

Prayer for the Work Day

Almighty God, thank Thee for the job of this day.
May we find gladness in all its toil and difficulty,
its pleasure and success,
and even in its failure and sorrow.
We would look always away from ourselves,
and behold the glory and the need of the world
that we may have the will and the strength to bring
the gift of gladness to others;
that with them we stand to bear
the burden and heat of the day
and offer Thee the praise of work well done.
--Bishop Charles Lewis Slattery (1867-1930)


  1. Great post and congrats on the new job!

  2. Congratulations on getting the new job. Regards, Christine

  3. Oh, Sheila, a blessing indeed. So many answered prayers. I feel very happy for you.

  4. Congratulations I am so pleased for you.

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  5. congrats on the job...it takes a special person to be a special education teacher...

  6. Congratulations! I hope it turns out to be a joy and not just a job.

  7. Congratulations!! Praise the Lord for answered prayers! What level will you be teaching? What types of disabilities will you be working with? How many on your caseload? Do you have a para to work with you? My students start on Wednesday.

  8. Hello Sheila,

    Congratulations on your new job, enjoy the time spent with the children.
    Happy days.

  9. Congrats on the new job Sheila!! It is a blessing.

  10. Great news, Sheila! I hope you have a wonderful school year. Go out there and bless those kids :-)

  11. Oh, good for you! Wonderful news! Good luck on your new job!

  12. Congrats!!! This is just wonderful! What day do you start? Details more Details! LOL!!

  13. You got the job!!!! Fantastic!!! Yipeee!!! Yipeee!!! I'm so darn happy for you girlfriend!
    That's just so darn wonderful! I wish I was there to do the happy bunny dance with you!
    xx, shell and sugie bunny


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