One of the most amazing blessings I personally get to have is to provide a Practicum Site to Students who need hours of training in order to graduate with their Masters Degree in Psychology.
This is a mandate of each University and unfortunately, there are not enough Practicum Sites where students can get their hours. Consequently, Encouragers Counseling & Training Centers gets too many phone calls from panicked students desperate to find a site or they will have to lose all their financial and educational investments until they can get into a site.
Since the first of the year, we've received several calls from students in tears because they will not be able to graduate and will have to pay MORE to re-do classes because of this flaw in the system.
I am grateful to be able to say to a few, "Come, join the team." We then are able to provide low cost counseling services to the multitude who don't have insurance or can't afford their high deductibles now that insurances have reset with the new year. This is the blessing of Encouragers Counseling & Training Centers and our mission of service goes to both the student and the client.
37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said,
‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
Recently, one of these students gave me a Christmas gift that was a Gratitude Journal (photo). It is good to remind myself daily of the many, many, blessings I have in my life. I can then regift those blessings to others in need. As you go through your day today, consider your blessings and pour out of your abundance (yesterday's blog) onto others who could really use a blessing today.
Day 8: Grateful