Have you ever considered that your personal calamity might be God’s way of blessing you?
When someone’s business is doing well, or when they come into money, I often hear that “God is really blessing me now!” Is money a blessing? Is your job a blessing? I can certainly understand the sentiment, and it may well be true, but I am cautious to agree with it too quickly.
I’ll be honest: I hate the concept of tipping.
It has always seemed dishonest to me that prices in the menu don’t reflect your out-the-door price. Not to mention that restaurant owners are essentially passing the buck of paying their employees a fair wage on to me. I don’t mind tipping good service, but these principles always bugged me.
Yet for the past year or so, I’ve had a change of attitude. Not a change of opinion mind you – I still think it’s a goofy practice. But my wife and I have consciously changed our habits when we eat out. This came from a lot of discussion about a few points.