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Whistle While You Work

As far as I can tell and as much as I hate to admit it, I'm a cliche. I'm a 20-something year old who's fresh out of college and trying to ''figure out my life". I thought that once I finished school last year, I'd quickly find a fun job that I loved and....I don't know. I guess I thought I'd be starting the "rest of my life". What I ended up doing was getting fired from my part-time student job, sending out 50 resumes with no responses, and accepted a job working for my husband's family business. It wasn't exactly the destination I had in mind while in school. While whining on my mom's shoulder recently, she said, "Life's  a roller-coaster and that's what you do at your age. You fumble around a bit and try to figure things out. You have to wait to see where life takes you." It's an uncomfortable place to be in for someone who loves preparation and planning. I mean, really, is there any way to plan for waiting?

The temptation that comes along when you're not exactly where you want to be in life is to not give 100% of yourself to your every day comings and goings. For example, maybe you really dislike your job so you decide that you don't have to work as hard at it. Maybe you dislike your co-workers who never do their share of work so you find yourself wondering, "Why should I do as much work as I'm doing if they slack off?"

At my last job, I realized my thoughts were going this direction and I wanted to nip it in the butt. I decided I always want to do my best because God is always watching. I decided that I always want to aim at pleasing Him.

"From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,     and the work of their hands brings them reward." -Proverbs 12: 14

If you're in a season of life and just wanting to move on to the next season, you may be missing valuable teachings. Maybe God's trying to teach us to honor people to the best of our abilities even when we're not exactly happy with where we are. Maybe He's trying to teach us faithfulness. Whatever He's doing, don't miss out on His wisdom just because you only have eyes for the next season of your life. Learn how to 'whistle while you work'! And commit to being the best person you can be in whatever path you're on right now!

The Happiness Tour Begins in Texas

One tour, one goal, seven countries, eleven months, 75,000 people. Life-Change Specialist, David Garcia will spend the next year speaking in schools, churches, youth camps and jails. "My calling is to strengthen people  through laughter." His "you can do it" message comes from experience. David wasn't an ideal student. He was hyperactive, liked to make people laugh and didn't know how to channel his energy.

"Shut your mouth Microphone Man!" were words spoken by one of his teachers."Who would have known that she would be right? I make my living on a microphone!" says David. "My senior year in high school, my teacher said,"Mr. Garcia, you are going to have a tough time if you plan to go to college." She was absolutely right. I did have a hard time. I had to work full time and it took me nine years to finish my Bachelor's degree, but I did it. Now all my energy works to my advantage. I'm working on a doctorate, doing public speaking and I run fifty miles a week. I'm a twenty-first century missionary. Wherever I go, I want to impart joy, because laughter is the language of love."

David speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian.While the Happiness Tour begins on the Texas/Mexico border, this fall he will take his message to Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. He captures the attention and the trust of his audience with his sketch comedy and once the audience is captivated, he becomes a straight-talker, motivating people to believe they have the capacity to impact the world in a positive way . He uses personal anecdotes as examples that faith and perseverance are explosives that pave the way for change.

I believe every human being deserves to be happy and fulfilled in life.

This former hyperactive boy turned multi-lingual motivator believes that each person has value and a mission in life, and his goal is to point as many as possible in the right direction.

To have David speak for your organization, go to davidedwardgarcia.com

See David in action @ Youtube.com/lifechangespecialist