Russell Rodden


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January 17 2007
I don't know if you've seen the movie The Mask, but at the beginning it
shows a guy who is just having a rough day.  He gets ripped off by the
car repair men for unnecessary repair, he gets kicked out of a club,
get's a puddle splashed on him, his rental car breaks down on a bridge,
and then it starts raining.....then he finds the mask.

Now that past couple of days have really not been that great for me.  I
won't go into details, because then this would just be a gloomy blog. 
Instead I want to share with you some blessings that God has done the
past couple of days.

Yesterday I had had a long day, and it was about time for work to
start.  Now recently, because of school and other circumstances, I am
extremely low on cash causing a need for me to make my dinner for
work.  I made a sack lunch, and it honestly just looked terrible.  I
made it quickly, and it really wouldn't have satisfied me.  Well, when
I showed up to work that night, I ended up getting to train someone! 
This means that I not only get a higher hourly pay, but I also get a
free meal!  That was totally a God thing. 

Now today hasn't been the best day either, but one thing that really
had me worried was my theory class.  Today was our first lesson, and
already we are told to begin memorizing fixed solfage where every note
on the piano has it's own syllable (sharps and flats are different). 
This can be done, but since we are required to obtain the textbook by
tomorrow, I was in a real jam, because of the above mentioned pickle. 
I didn't have much money at all, and I was sure the book was
expensive.  Well, I ended up going to the bookstore to see what the
damage would be, and how much money I would need to acquire, and the
book ended up being surprising inexpensive, and I could afford it right

It's funny how we don't notice the little things like that unless it's
in the middle of a bad day.  I want to start counting my blessings a
little more closely now.