“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4
I must admit, as I was reading this verse this morning, it made me think of my favorite quote from The Iron Lady. At this point in the movie, her doctor asked her how she was doing. She has dementia, and her daughter had, of course, expressed concern. She very pointedly responds:
” Watch your thoughts, for they become words.Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.”
If you haven’t seen the movie, you should. Margaret Thatcher is truly an inspiring woman.
On another note, first day of classes was yesterday. Although I haven’t started all of my classes, so far, I’ve gone to Nutrition, Management, and Law. All perfectly fine, I’m not really worried at the moment, minus the fact that the Law teacher speaks a mile a minute. Slight law overload.
However, I did start attending the “Food Jobs” class. It’s totally free and really the main reason I’m attending is the teacher. The class is being taught by Irena Chalmers, the author ofFood Jobs.
Really, I think what caught me was her personality; she’s British and hilarious! She came and talked to us during orientation, and although the day itself was rather forgettable, she was not. She chose to tell us a story to convince us that we should at least come to the class, and it was about a woman who wanted to interview her. Chalmers had forgotten about the interview and had a friend over. Unfortunately, this friend ended up have a horrible nosebleed, which they were treating when the interviewer appeared at the door. I believe Chalmer’s friend was introduced like this:
“This is Peter. I just shot him. Would you help me throw him out the window?”
She seems like a very interesting woman, with a wicked sense of humor. I think I’m going to enjoy taking a class with her.
Otherwise, things are chugging along. I start giving tours again next week, which I’m looking forward to, even with some of the changes. And just enjoying the first week back. The weather though is a bit strange. I moved in, it was mid 80s. Yesterday and today it went down to like 50s….60s…….I’m freezing. A silly ol’ me left my lovely Northface in Georgia. Boo to being cold. The nice thing is that I feel like I get to experience spring all over again! The trees are still blooming here, and there are still daffodils coming up, so while I was able to see all the flowers, azaleas, trees and everything bloom in Georgia, now I get to see it here! Just a reminder of how beautiful New York can be.