Thursday, November 14, 2013

Giving Thanks: I am thankful for Chick-fil-A.

Yesterday, on the Great Shoe Hunting Expedition in the big city (see yesterday's post), my daughter and I were discussing where to get dinner. She pointed out Chick-fil-A was right across the parking lot from the big department store where we had been shopping. I had never been there before. She said they had pretty good food, and incidentally mentioned that they were even closed on Sunday.

That got my attention. In my profession (transcription) it's very hard to avoid working a shift on Sunday. Hospitals are open 24/7/365, and records need to be done right away. I know there are people in the health professions who have to work Sundays. But after my first job in a hospital, when I had to take the Sunday shift a couple of times, I decided that just wasn't for me. As long as I have a choice, Sunday is a day of worship and rest for me. It's part of my religious practice. I don't even write on Sunday, other than in my journal, or quickly jotting down a plot idea so it will get out of my head and leave me alone until Monday.

It's actually pretty hard anymore to find businesses that share the conviction that Sunday is the Sabbath, the Lord's day. So I've decided to give Chick-fil-A more of my business, at least when I'm in the big city. The food is really pretty good, too.

1 comment:

  1. I echo your sentiments. I too avoid working on Sundays unless there's a just reason and unfortunately in the power industry sometimes that need arises. Glad I found your site as I have two teenage daughters that could benefit from the Value Stories book.