So my friend is going back to Mexico to visit her home and invited me and a few of our friends to tag along with and I am so tempted to gooo! I want to pack all my stuff into a suitcase and fly to another part of the world once again. This time I will actually get to experience “real Mexico,” as she puts it, since during our vacation in Mexico a couple months ago we didn’t really get that experience. I actually really want to go and explore the Mexican culture. Ekk… Hmm…
- Chee Chia Xiong
I have this co-worker who would always greet me everyday at work whenever he sees me. So today as I was walking to the printer to grab some papers I printed I bumped into him and he greeted me saying hello and asked how my day was going. I responded back and asked him the same question. When I was about to leave he said to me, “Chee, every time when I see you you always look so happy. You’re always smiling all the time and it makes me so happy and it really brightens up my day.” I didn’t know what to say but laughed and said, “Oh thank you! That’s very nice of you. I’m glad to hear that.” We laughed and left to go do our stuff.
It was definitely encouraging, and I’m so glad I get to bring a light of happiness into his day.
I gotta say, everyday this week God has brought in so many people into my life and breathe words of encouragement into my soul. I’ve been truly blessed by God’s gift of love, kindness, and faithfulness. Thank you, Abba.
- Chee Chia Xiong
Earlier I stopped by Walmart to return an item that I bought the other day and also to buy a lotion for my younger sister, I came across this little Hmong girl, maybe around 7-8 years old, who looked lost. I noticed her when I was walking towards her direction. When I walked passed her I realized she looked scared and her eyes glared with tears ready to roll down her face so then I turned back, bent down to her, and asked if she was lost. She nodded at me and tears rolled down her face. I told her I will walk with her around the store to find her parents with her.
We both walked for a few minutes and then we found her dad. At first, I remembered seeing this older Hmong dad walking towards me and the little girl and then he just stopped in front of us. All I remembered was that he walked towards us, looked at me like who are you walking with “my daughter.” Suddenly, he said to the little girl, “where did you go? Where is you mommy?” I looked down at the little girl and she went and held his hand. They conversed for a bit then I realized he was her dad. I ask him if he was her dad and then explained to him that I saw her lost in the store. After telling him the story I turned and was going to leave. He then stopped me and said “thank you, daughter” in Hmong to me. I said no problem back and walked away… with a happy heart. :)
This is definitely the highlight of my day. Everyday when I get to help someone out I get this overly filled joy in my heart that is so unexplainable. Thank you, Father for using me to be your hands and feet today.
- Chee Chia Xiong
This morning when I was heading out to work I wasn’t feeling any motivation to really go. Most of it is because I was not in the mood to deal with some ratty customers who yells over the phone about our service etc. So as i was in my car driving to work this morning I prayed to God, “Father, would you give me a positive attitude this day to do well at work. Give me strength to deal with tough customers. Please bless me with one person today… If not two at least one. Let me know you are near.”
So today I got this customer that who called in around 2 in the afternoon saying that her garbage wasn’t picked up yesterday. I looked at her account and her account was on a hold due to a past due amount that she hasn’t paid. The problem was that she was on automatic payment but when she had switched to a new address we didn’t enroll her back to automatic payment so we didn’t receive her payment. She tells me that she needs to fix this problem because she has no time to call us for she is a single mother with a child and grandkid to take care of and works a 10-12 hr shift. I told her I will remove the late fees and straighten out her account so everything will be current. I also told her I will check with the drivers to see if I can get them to go back to pick up her garbage and will call her back about it. She was really appreciative of me. So after 30 mins I called her back and couldn’t get a hold of her so I left her a message that I got the drivers to go back tomorrow to get her garbage. She then calls me back and left a message of how helpful and understanding I was and how appreciative she was of me helping her out and at the end of the message she said “God bless you sweetie.”
Her message definitely made my day. I wanted to cry. Not literally, but ya know. Haha. It was the sweetest thing. I’m just so glad I got to help her out and fix all the problems that she was dealing with. I’m just so glad that another worry was casted away from this single parent.
So after I listened to her message and thought of how nice she was and then I remembered the prayer I prayed to God this morning. God is definitely good. I almost forgot all about my prayer this morning but the beautiful thing was that He didn’t. He always gives me what I ask for. So faithful. Thank you, Father.
- Chee Chia Xiong
Sometimes, the things that happen in our lives are things we cannot control. We try and try so that it won’t happen, but if it is out of our control and it is the way it should be, it will happen. Yeah, it’s a very scary feeling. Both of my heart and mind are trembling and raging with fear and of the unknown… :(
However, each time when I look up to my Papa in these trembling and raging times, He would always shower down His peace and comfort into my soul. Because I know that He loves me and wants the best for me, as His child, He has a purpose and plan for everything for my own good.
With that, He has taught me to say that, whatever is my lot, it is well with my soul.
- Chee Chia