Employment Miracle

Are you having trouble finding a job? Don’t give up! Gabriel graduated but couldn’t find a job for over a year. Follow his story below to find out what valuable advices he received from his mother and what miracles he received. 

Gabriel left his seat and walked the length of his room pondering over what to do about his unemployment status. He’s been at home now for a year after graduating last February and has not been able to apply for the many job vacancies he had come across because their requirements were rather too high.

He has no work experience yet but a majority of the adverts demanded a minimum of 3 years. ‘Will I ever gain employment?’ was a disturbing question hidden down within his soul.

He’s been studying an advert for a ‘customer service officer’ at a telecom company but the job specification was bizarre; ‘5 years work experience; 35 to 45 age range; masters is an added advantage’ and so on.

He had managed part of his father’s business while he was still alive and was quite good at helping out confused customers to access the services they needed. How was he going to communicate that in his cover letter as work experience? He’s 24 and only has a first degree. Different thoughts ran through his mind prompting him to tell lies. Returning to his seat, he was going to fabricate lies as advised by a colleague to construct a cover letter that would meet all the requirement, but just when he was going to press the keyboard, his conscience smote him, reminding him that the biblical Joseph did not refuse to yield to Potiphar’s wife because he respected her husband rather because he feared to sin against God.

As he sat reading through other job adverts, his mother walked in. “Hey baby, you look depressed” she said, pulling a seat next to him. “Gab, never give up; don’t you ever stop applying; keep on at it until there be no more adverts. Only yield not to temptation for I can say assuredly that just as Mordecia was remembered by the King, even so will God put in the heart of an employer to remember you.”

“Mum, I found a vacancy that suits my experience but the academic qualification and years of experience demanded are too high.”

“No baby, they ain’t high; it’s a thing of the mind. Change your mind set. You know what? Applying for such positions give employers the impression that one is courageous and that’s a plus in itself. It tells them you would dare to take on herculean tasks. So go ahead and apply. Never go for job offers that meet all your qualifications for such are low paying, less innovative nor satisfying rather, go for the big fish.”

After much encouragement, Gabriel applied for the position and three weeks later while he washed his mother’s car, his phone vibrated when a text message found it.

“Hello Gabriel? You are being invited for an interview for the position you applied for at ADSE telecommunications this Thursday. Check your email for more info but please confirm you will be coming.”

On reading that, he developed mixed feelings. This is the first time he’s been invited for an interview but then when he thought of his chances, his heart died. Ceasing from washing, he went inside to show his mum the text.

“Baby, I can read your mind; the fears, doubts, anxiety etc but all that are not necessary. Guess what your first step should be?”

“I don’t know, mum.”

“Confirm that you will be there,” she said looking into his eyes.

“Mum!!!”

“You heard me, baby. Reply the text straight away.”

Letting out a deep breath, Gabriel replied the text. “What’s next mum?”

“God, that all. You’ve done your part, full stop. Go read around the duties of a customer care manager and leave Him with the rest.”

On getting to the venue three days after, he realized that he was the only interviewee not gorgeously dressed. Seeing the multitude that showed up for the interview, his heart began to race. Not long after he sat down, a lass walked up to him.

“Please, can I help you?”

“I came for the interview.”

“Are you sure? You’re not putting on a suit,” she asked.

Shocked by the question, “I don’t have one,” he managed to say.

“Hmmm, let’s hope you don’t get turned back by the panelists,” she said wearing a sardonic smile. Gabriel’s frustrations grew worst but then his mother’s faith in him was quite comforting. Looking through the crowd, his eyes met with those of a lad who approached him. Taking a seat next to him, “did you come with a letter?”

“What letter?”

“A note from an influential person; a politician, governor or minister to support your candidacy?”

“I don’t know any.”

“That’s rather strange; you don’t come for such interviews without a letter from the crème de la crème.”

Just as fear was going to envelop his heart, he remembered his mother’s words, God keeps away flies from the tailless cow.

Observing the file that the young man held in his hand, “what did you bring with you?”
Opening his folder, “I came with the best of everything I could lay my hands on. My masters degree certificate, PhD certificate; scholarship award certificates and those of the volunteering and short courses I have undertaken. Lastly, a letter from a senator who happens to be a family friend.”

On hearing that, Gabriel excused himself and went to the gents. Staring at his image in the mirror, he held his thin file against his chest. Remembering the Lord’s words, he whispered a word of prayer daring to trust in His everlasting arms.

“Gabriel Matthews,” a clerk came out to call. On entering the room, Gabriel found a set of mean looking men and women that formed the panel.

“Take your seat, please,” a lady asked him looking through a set of thick bottles hanging loose over her eyes. After the introduction, she threw in the first question. Gabriel was white, not sure where in the world to find the answers. The second question did not leave him any better. Next, the panelists began to laugh, “are you here for the interview?”

Pulling him together after being knocked off, he managed to nod, “yes.”

As their eyeballs searched his body length, he was reminded that they were checking out on his dressing. “Weren’t you thought to borrow or steal or buy a cheap suit and tie when going for an interview?”

Not sure he knew what next to do, “excuse me Sirs and Mas, can I ask for a 5 minutes break?”

“Why?”

“I want to have a short prayer.”

On hearing that, they bursted to laughter. “You think that would help? You should have fasted for forty days and nights before coming but anywhere, permission granted.”

Gabriel hurried to the gents again and staring at himself in the mirror, he wept. Perceiving that an explanation for his red eyes could be demanded, he quickly washed his face and brought out from his pocket, a Gideon bible, searching the psalms. The young lion do lack and suffer hunger but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

Closing it, he whispered a word of prayer and returned to the room. On seeing him, the panelists resumed their laughter but just as they were going to throw him another question, an elderly man walked in.

“Hello everyone,” he greeted as he took his seat. “I’m sorry for joining this late. I had lots of things to sort out at home.”

“It’s ok sir,” the panelists echoed; a gesture that made Gabriel suspect he probably was the CEO of the company.

“How many persons have been interviewed already?”

“Six, sir.”

“That’s fine. Guess what? Barca caned Bayer Leverkusen yesterday. I’m so happy.”

“Boss, you and football,” a male panelist teased him.

“Oh, what’s life without the game,” the CEO replied laughing. “I’m sure this gentleman is a Barca fan, ain’t you?” He asked looking at Gabriel. Responding to the question, Gabriel nodded.

“I knew it. So how many goals did Lionel Messi score?”

“Five.”

“Brilliant, you must be smart. These are the kind of persons we need in this company. You can go now,” he told Gabriel who left the room not sure if he was in a trance.

Two days later, Gabriel received a text asking him to resume work in 2 weeks time. Reading the message, he ran to show his mother who on reading for herself embraced him.

“Mum, I can’t believe this. What’s the place of football in a customer care manager’s interview?”

“Baby, God doesn’t look far nor does he use strange things to bless us rather, he uses what we already have or know to give us what we want. If he could make an ass speak so as to save Balaam’s life, how much more using football. It can be that simple when God is in it.”

 

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That Little Girl

Have you ever not wanted to do something so badly that you would rather die than go? Well that’s how I felt about joining Madcaps and volunteering at Saint Vincent De Paul Homeless shelter.

But now I believe that you should have an open mind to things because in the end you might just end up enjoying it.

“It’s a waste of time”, I said when my mom told I had to join Madcaps, a mothers and daughters club assisting philanthropies, and then when she told me I had to volunteer at a homeless shelter I thought this just could not get worse.

We got there late, of course, and walked to the dirty homeless shelter, where we saw a lady yelling at the security guard. He dealt with her and then lead us to the kitchen where we ran into my five fellow Madcaps class of 2017 mothers and daughters. Since I’m usually so socially awkward I had met only one person at the pool party, earlier this year. I looked around for her but she was not there. Damn, I was alone!

When the head of the kitchen came out and asked for 3 mothers to work outside the kitchen to clean up the plates and silverware, my mom just so happened to volunteer, leaving me to serve food with people I had never met before.

Soon the homeless families started to walk in and a little girl, around 5 years old, walked up and pointed to the food I was handing out. I handed her the cold sandwich, wrapped in the sticky plastic, she nodded in a form of saying thanks, and then walked to join her family at the large table.

As she walked away I thought of how much I had. I get to go to one of the top schools in San Diego, I have a great house by the water, and I have a warm meal every night. Then I thought of how little she had. She probably didn’t go to school, and this is where she sleeps and eats every day. It took that little girl to make me realize just how lucky I am.

After that moment I had a change of heart. Now, I love Madcaps and don’t miss one meeting, I have gotten over being socially awkward and now have many friends, who I hang out with on a regular basis. And this year I am sure I will do more than the required 20 hours of philanthropies.

I believe that if you have an open mind about things you can learn a lot about yourself and the people in your community, you can make new friends and realize just how lucky you are. I believe that if you have an open mind to things you can accomplish more and become a better rounded person. I believe you can make a difference just by doing one thing you don’t want to do.

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Interesting animal facts

All species have their own unique abilities.

Humans have highly developed brains. Ants never sleep. Elephants can smell water 3 miles away. Snails can grow new eyes…

Enjoy this little journey to the miraculous world of animals. Hope you learn a thing or two along the way!


  1. Australian termites can build mounds twenty feet high and at least 100 feet wide.
  2. Birds don’t urinate.
  3. Ants never sleep. Also they don’t have lungs. Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
  4. Horses and cows sleep while standing up.
  5. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop – they use their tails for balance.
  6. The horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair rather than bone or another substance.
  7. The bat is the only mammal that can fly. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
  8. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.
  9. A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.
  10. Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.
  11. Despite the white, fluffy appearance of Polar Bears fur, it actually has black skin.
  12. The average housefly only lives for 2 or 3 weeks.
  13. Male mosquitos do not bite, only female mosquito bites.
  14. For every human in the world there are one million ants.
  15. For every person there are rougly 200 million insects.
  16. Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death!
  17. Alligators and sharks can live up to 100 years.
  18. Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats could have created over 1 million relatives.
  19. A bee must visit 4,000 flowers in order to make one tablespoon of honey.
  20. A honeybee has two stomaches- one for honey, one for food.
  21. A bee can see the colors green, blue and ultra-violet – but red looks like black.
  22. Great white Sharks can go as long as three months without eating.
  23. Mayflies live for a year or more as larvae; but as adults they live for only a few hours.
  24. Killer whales kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  25. Killer whales are not whales at all, rather a species of dolphin.
  26. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale. The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car.
  27. A cockroach can survive for about a week without its head before dying of starvation.
  28. When a dolphin is sick or injured, its cries of distress summon immediate aid from other dolphins, who try to support it to the surface so that it can breathe.
  29. A dragonfly can spot an insect moving 33 feet away.
  30. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.
  31. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  32. The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space on the planet.
  33. The fastest bird, the spine-tailed swift, can fly as fast as 106mph.
  34. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
  35. A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length. It then grows inside its mother’s bag.
  36. Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain at a time, and one eye closed.
  37. The leech has 32 brains.
  38. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from the blowing sand.
  39. The average outdoor-only cat has a lifespan of about three years. Indoor-only cats can live sixteen years and longer.
  40. It takes a lobster about seven years to grow to be one pound.
  41. On average, pigs live for about 15 years.
  42. Sharks are the only animals that never get sick. They are immune to every type of disease including cancer.
  43. Goat’s eyes have rectangular pupils.
  44. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times.
  45. A dolphin’s hearing is so acute that it can pick up an underwater sound from fifteen miles away.
  46. A mosquito has 47 teeth.
  47. No two zebras have the same markings.
  48. Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
  49. The sex organ on a male spider is located at the end of one of its legs.
  50. Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
  51. Lobsters can live up to 50 years.
  52. The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.
  53. Bees have five eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee’s head and 2 larger ones in front.
  54. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  55. Polar bears cannot be detected by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur.
  56. A snail only mates once.
  57. Flies have 4000 lenses in each eye.
  58. Shrimp can only swim backwards.
  59. The owl can catch a mouse in utter darkness, guided only by tiny sounds made by its prey.
  60. Strands of spider web are stronger than steel wire of the same thickness.
  61. Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground.
  62. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  63. Rattlesnakes gather in groups to sleep through the winter. Sometimes up to 1,000 of them will coil up together to keep warm.
  64. Cows have four stomachs.
  65. The honey bee has been around for 30 million years.
  66. An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.
  67. If you cut off a snail’s eye, it will grow a new one.
  68. Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again depending on which is best for mating.
  69. A starving mouse will eat it’s own tail.
  70. Sharks have been around longer than dinosaurs.
  71. A butterfly has 12,000 eyes.
  72. The lifespan of 75% of wild birds is 6 months.
  73. A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.
  74. The blue whale is the largest of all whales and is also considered the largest animal to have ever existed in the world.
  75. An adult lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.
  76. Many fish can change sex during the course of their lives. Others, especially rare deep-sea fish, have both male and female sex organs.
  77. The average hen lays 257 eggs a year.
  78. A scallop has 35 blue eyes.
  79. When a dog licks you with a straight tongue, he’s saying “I Love You.”
  80. Spiders are believed to have existed for more than 300 million years.
  81. Dinosaurs lived on Earth for around 165 million years before they became extinct.
  82. We humans share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp.
  83. Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the earth’s food crop.
  84. The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.
  85. You should not eat a crawfish with a straight tail. It was dead before it was cooked.
  86. Of all known forms of animals life ever to inhabit the Earth, only about 10 percent still exist today.
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Give your best to relationships

A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles. The girl had some sweets with her.

The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl agreed. The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised.

That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn’t sleep as he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble.

Moral of the story:

If you don’t give your hundred percent in a relationship, you’ll always keep doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent..

This is applicable for any relationship like love, employer-employee relationship etc. Give your hundred percent to everything you do and sleep peacefully.

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