Hi, this is Sheena with CampusJobXpress and this is Discussion #11. In response to our discussion last week, we got a letter and I am going to read it to you now. It is called My Past, My Future. Actually, the title of it is It Is Not Over. It comes with a quote that says “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
The other day I was talking with a very good friend. We had not spoken in a while and so we covered a multitude of subjects to include family, common friends, health, work, abundance and various combinations of these.
As we talked about our journeys through this road called “life,” we recalled those events that we had planned or expected. Over the 30 plus years that we have been friends, our families have had many mountaintop experiences. But just as mountains have tops, they have their corresponding valleys. So we acknowledged also the valleys of our lives, the times when we experienced events in our lives that we did not expect and/or did not want.
Then, in my friend’s usual witty and humorous fashion, he said, these events were just “course adjustments,” not failures or defeats.
Life unfolds as it does. In spite of our best plans, wishes and prayers, events happen that are not of our liking. If we had the control over life as we would want, these events, these happenings would not exist. But we do not.
Sometimes these “course adjustments” are small and go almost unnoticed by us. But there are those “course adjustments” that when they happen, we are shaken to the very core of our being. We think that this is the end, that we cannot overcome this “course adjustment.”
Everything happens for a reason. I deeply believe this. About a day after my conversation with my dear friend, I read this anonymous quotation:
“Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
Here is a demonstration by nature of a “course adjustment.” As it is in nature, so is in our reality. When life unfolds, as it does, it does not mean that it is the end. It just means that we are, just like the caterpillar, experiencing a “course adjustment” — a transition to a different level in our human experience.
Our challenge is to accept the change and believe that it will lead to something much better, that the Divine of the Universe does all out of love for us.
Keep Your Hope Alive!
Here are some things that we want you to remember as you are going through your own course.
- Wednesday, there is a Showcase, appointments only, you know who you are. On Thursday, at Richland Mall, it is completely open to the public. It is a Retail Job Fair so if you are looking for something over the holidays, this is probably for you.
- Next Wednesday, there is a major announcement about the Workforce Center.
- Keep posting your jobs. There have been so many people who have been helped through you all posting your own jobs. Some of you have moved due to job opportunities that you have found on the Posting Board that we have.
- Last, but not least, if you don’t have a resume posted, please post it soon. It is hard to match you to an employer without it.