Monday, February 18, 2008

Cheeky Article: Waiting On Others...Even If It's Not Something You Look Forward To Doing



Written By Vicki Fourie for Cheeky Magazine
PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 12 2008

If you would like to read this article, send me an email at fourie_vicki@hotmail.com with ‘truth magazine article’ in the subject line. I will send it to you then.

Vicki

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicki! Great stuff! Even though I'm not waitering you have helped me see a much more positive angle from which to view any work I have to do. Thanx! Mariette Viljoen

Brady Frost said...

What fine advice! When I was younger I worked at an amusement park in the games department. It was my job to get people to part with their money in attempts to win silly plush animals. People are drawn to someone who smiles and appears to enjoy their job. Some people will be rude just because they can be, but you can't let them get to you!

Great work!

Vicki Fourie said...

Hi Mariette! Yes God works in mysterious ways...
I really miss you, friend! Hope we'll see each other again sometime this year???
I believe one should always write about positive things. After all, there is already so much pain in this world, the world doesn't need more writers to write just about pain...it needs overcoming!
Vicki

theGracegirl said...

Great advice--I was a server last summer, and though it was intense, there were so many good aspects! I'm thinking I'll waitress this summer again.
And I agree-it's good to think regularly on how God has brought us through pain, if only to know His comfort. My Bible prof said the other day that trials help us comfort others, trust God more, and give thanks to Him. (We were going through 2 Cor. at the time)

Anyway, thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words! I was so encouraged. If Christ is in me, it's only because He placed Himself there. :)
So you're in South Africa? I have a wingmate who is from South Africa--her parents are missionaries there.
I would love to write for magazines someday as you do.
What is life like there, especially as a believer?
I love the internet. I got to know some wonderful friends here before I ever moved for school, just through the blog world. :) And I just had lunch with one of them about a week ago!

Vicki Fourie said...

Hi Brady,

I also like this article - it is the best one I've written so far! Mostly every one of us can relate - be it waitering or working at the supermarket. I agree about the smiling part - you make much more money ;-)

Vicki

Vicki Fourie said...

Hi The GraceGirl,

If you should ever waiter again, consider wearing sneakers with extra thick socks for those aching feet! (sometimes I just wish my feet would stop nagging from long hours).
Your Professor is a wise man. Are you talking about me getting shot (read 2nd first blog) or the waitering?
I’d love to get in contact with your friend that’s a missionary kid. Does he/she have a blog as well?
It’s never too early or too late to start writing for magazines! You don’t need to be a professional – actually you just need to write, write, write! Contact me via my email (vicki@247mail.co.za) then I can explain how it works – it’s actually sooooo easy!!! Who knows, you just might be more successful than I am! (you never know)
I will consider writing an article about being a South African teen living in faith. Thank you so much for the suggestion.

Vicki

Anonymous said...

Dis great! Geluk! Ek’s bly jou skryfloopbaan is suksesvol.
Elana

Anonymous said...

Sjoe dis great! Baie geluk. Baie bly vir jou part! Sal bietjie koop en lees.
Elri

Anonymous said...

Congratulations GIRL! That is just the beginning of many more articles! You have so much to share. Don’t stop writing your experiences…how about an article on beating the peer pressure. Or turning your weaknesses into your strengths. You go GIRL!
Yurietta

Anonymous said...

Geluk! Sal dit graag wil lees!
Ouma Valley

Anonymous said...

Haai, dis great! Baie geluk. Jy gaan ‘n famous skrywer word!
Joline