Oh man, so many thoughts today. So much happening. And today’s motivation is all about getting out there and LEARNING.
I am already a little obsessed with the new job…
My first day at Starbucks was just a short intro to the job. I got a few training booklets and the “coffee passport” in the above photo, to be used for coffee tasting and learning how to describe different roasts. Man, I’m already loving it so much… I know my coffees very well, but I’m about to become a connesuir. And I am determined to become the best at it that I can.
With any job– be it the restaurant hostess I am at Cora’s, a dance teacher, whatever it is I’m doing– it is so important to treat it like a career. In this case, customer service is that career, and I want to truly put my all into providing the best and actually day-impacting service possible. Part of that involves the opportunity to really delve into learning, about COFFEE! Which is exciting and a blessing.
After the quick intro today and getting all settled, I took Laura to a vegan cafe that we both love called Cafe Pyrus.
I got coconut yogurt and added my own banana, and Laura got the vegan taco salad and dairy free ice cream sandwich. I also ordered the server’s recommended coffee roast and took notes on the flavour in my passport thingy.
Today has been plagued a bit by negative Ed thoughts– lots of challenges. I ate breakfast at like 6:30am before the work intro, which freaks me out because it’s eating before “day time” (dumb Ed), had the unknown brand/calorie/sugar coconut yogurt, drank an unplanned soy cappuccino at Starbs because free coffee every time I work, and tonight am blessed to be going to Johnny’s friends’ place where they’re making us dinner, and of course I have no idea what that will be but don’t need to. I am more than capable of eating a dinner that is prepared for me. In fact, Christ is. The Holy Spirit has overflowed me with knowledge of my own weakness but confidence in him, and reading all about the significance of his resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15 this morning was an immense blessing. Prayer time was full of Him and my whole day has been and I pray, my whole life, the rest of my life just resounding and praising Him because that is the place of true joy.
12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
I am learning what it is to be, and to be is to love Him and serve Him. This comes along with excitement, passion, and love. His Spirit often moves me to giddy happiness and laughing, and while this world is overcome and not where my heart is, it is where I’m called to serve Him.
And because it’s His, I want to read everything, go everywhere, and learn it all.
Today I’ll start with coffee. About to bury myself in a book about the perfect brew recipe.
What are you going to learn today? How is Jesus calling you to serve Him?