A Positive Spirit

Tracy - Mobile, Alabama
Entered on March 23, 2009
Age Group: 30 - 50

A Positive Spirit

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I believe being a God fearing person makes me live my life in a disciplined fashion. I feel that if I follow the laws that has been set fort for me to follow then I will be able to flourish, at whatever I attempt to do. I had to be disciplined and obedient in order to see my purpose in the world. I became a paraprofessional in the Mobile County Public School System in January, 2006. I had been employed previously with Sears Tele Center. One day while sitting at my work station I was lead to apply for a job with the School System. I had seen listings of jobs opening. And I simply was ready for a change in my life. I was very nervous about quitting one job just in hope of acquiring another. As faith would have it MCPSS hired me in January 2006.

By May of that year my mother had fallen sick and had to be confined to ICU for three months. I was the only of the six children that lived in Mobile. The care of my mother fell on me. There was no way as an employee of Sears would I have been able to care for my mother, maintain my household and a full time job. In addition to this MCPSS allowed me to forge my relationship with children and adults that will change all involved lives forever. I believe that my discipline and my obedience to Gods instructions to leave my job and seek other employment lead me to the purpose intended for me. Taking care of my mother until her death and molding the lives of young adolescent boys and girls was that purpose.

Ironically my purpose forced me to show my quality for forgiveness. As a God fearing individual all was tested, when I lost my job in May of 2008. I was given a pink slip and told that my service was no longer needed. Originally, I would be outraged at the ordascity of the MCPSS to terminate my contract. Initially I had very ill feeling toward all involved. Thought and wishes of the board members and superintendent to feel my fate and lose their jobs. I wanted them to worry about car notes, mortgage payments, health insurances, heck I wanted them to have to wonder where their next meal was coming from. Oddly enough when in my heart I forgave the individuals that I felt were responsible for my lost. One week later the phone rang, fate again would have it, principle call me back to work.

I believe it is often said that “you play like you practice”. I am a firm believer in that saying. Because of the values and beliefs instilled in me in a Christian environment as a young child; it leads the way to my life purpose. Through discipline and obedience I have learn to live a better life that teaches to forgive others and carry a positive spirit. A positive spirit gives me away to continue to have and give off karma to those around me.