Day 225- Thankful for other people’s giftedness and skills

Today I got new glasses! I went in for the eye exam in July this year, before the labs were actually open to make glasses. So, there was a delay before I could even try on frames.

I had thought about getting contacts, and the doctor had me try 3 different kinds, and I decided it wasn’t going to work out for me.

I like my new glasses! They are the same color as the old ones, but the old ones were four years old, the hinges were loose and kept snagging my hair (I’d prefer not to go bald, you know? lol) And the old ones, well, they looked old.

Today I got an EOB from the insurance company stating that they are not going to pay for the exam, even though it’s been a full four years since my last one. I always find that sort of paperwork to be so confusing. So, I made a couple of phone calls to the eye doctor and to the insurance company to get it straightened out.

I am SO glad and thankful that I do not have to have a job where I have to deal with paperwork all the time. I find it extremely stressful!

I am SO thankful that God has given many other people a natural talent for that type of work and that they perform their tasks with ease!

Today I’m thankful for other people’s giftedness and skills that enable them to do a job that I could never do.

I’m thankful that God gave me, instead, jobs that are in line with the gifts that He has given me.

And last but not least, I’m thankful for my new glasses!  🙂

How about you? Are there jobs that would stress you out if you had to do them? Are you thankful that the Lord gave someone else the ability to do those jobs for the good of a company or community?  Do you wear contacts or glasses, or do you have perfect eyesight?  Are you thankful for that?

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20 thoughts on “Day 225- Thankful for other people’s giftedness and skills

  1. I wear glasses just for reading, so I can get cheap (dollar store) ones. 😏 It often crosses my mind when I slip on a pair of glasses to read something that I am SO blessed to live at a time when there are glasses. People in the first century didn’t have them – like Paul. I can’t imagine not being able to read.
    (Did you see my post last week about Paul and his eyesight? – “When God Says ‘No'”

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    1. My days for using readers only are past; I only use readers for computer work now. I have to wear bifocals the rest of the time.
      Yes, we are so blessed to have glasses to help us see!
      I had not seen your post last week, but I have now remedied that. I love the way you wove Paul’s words into the story! And what a great conclusion! 😊

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      1. I was teaching and got in between two boys who were getting ready to fight. Unfortunately, one swung a punch at the other and since I was in the middle, I got hit in my eye, with a contact lens in. Not sure what they were called but they were not hard or soft. Anyway, the pain was excruciating, and I stopped wearing contacts.

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