Checking Back In!

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post regarding leaving my job as the Sales Coordinator at Silver Cloud Hotel. The year since then has been a little crazy. I have been working since early in the spring as the Banquet Captain at a golf course near where I live, a place I have worked on and off since high school.

Then, a couple weeks ago, I met with the F&B Supervisor and General Manager at the hotel. Fast forward to last Tuesday when I clocked back in for the first time in a year! Yes, I am back working full time at one of the best places I have ever worked.

Now this time, however, is a little different. I am now working as the Day Supervisor of our restaurant, Nine-0, and Banquet Lead. Essentially I am overseeing day operations within the restaurant, breakfast and lunch services, while also doing work with any meeting/banquets that are in house.

I am so excited for the opportunity to be back at the hotel, I have missed it and have often said that leaving my job there is one of my biggest regrets. Now I do not have to worry about it šŸ™‚

This new job is an answer to prayer and I look forward to seeing where it leads me in the time to come.

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A Time of Giving

The other night I was working at a concert and was humbled by people’s generosity. We asked people to bring non-perishable food donations in exchange for freeĀ admittance to a Jadon Lavik Christmas Concert. We were only able to advertise this for barely two weeks and were unsure of how effective it would be. I was so surprised by amount of food and money was donated, truly a humbling experience. Some people gave a little, some people gave a lot…it all added up to a tremendous amount. We estimated that by the end of the show, there were at least ten large donation boxes worth of food, in addition to cash donations. A lot of people are going to be receiving meals in the coming weeks thanks to the generosity of these people.

What this event really showed me, is that we can all make a difference. Can by can people gave and gave. While it may be easy to be distracted by the large donations, it is almost more important to remember the small ones too. In the end, everyone’s donation was added together, each donation became part of the whole. No matter what each of us have, it can make a difference…in ways we may not not be able to fully understand or comprehend. I sincerely hope you catch what I’m saying.

While the picture doesn't fully do the donations justice, I hope this provides an idea as to the depth and scope of people's generosity.