That famous line was delivered by non other than Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. We all know it well. Perhaps it has been a while since we’ve seen this famous Disney movie. Maybe its time we watch it again. I know I need to. Its been way to long. Plus, I love Disney movies! Anyway, the Fairy Godmother tells Cinderella this as she wishes to go to the grand ball. How many times do we feel defeated? How many times do we get down because of it? Rejection is hard and knowing that “Even miracles take a little time” helps. Our miracle, our dreams weren’t built in a day. They grew as we grew and continue to bloom we continue to grow and learn.
Today was the day that so many Child life students waited for. Internship offer day! This day is full of nerves, anxiety, pacing around the room and wondering…wondering if CL students will receive the phone call. The call that every CL student wants to hear “Congratulations, we have selected you for our intern.” If you don’t receive an offer this time. Its okay to feel sad (heck go out and buy you a thing of ice cream), but than pull yourself up by your bootstraps and keep going. “Even miracles take a little time.” God is still working out your perfect placement. Take a deep breath and keep going. If this was an easy process everyone would be doing it.
The small, but powerful saying does not just go for those waiting to hear from an internship placement. It also goes for those who are waiting to hear from practicum placements and job applications/interviews. So many times, we face rejection and so many times we feel sad, upset, angry. Rightfully so. Nobody likes rejection. But it is like I said earlier keep going. Your miracle is coming. It may take a lot of waiting, but it is worth it. Someday you are going to get that miracle.
If Cinderella gave up hope do you think she would have met the prince and lived happily ever after? No, she would still be living with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters doing all the house work and being miserable. I know this is a hard time and all seems lost, but it isn’t. I know easier said than done. But remember, I have been right where you are now (and currently looking for a job so I feel your pain). Many have been where you are now and we all have lived to tell about it. So, keep holding on, because “Even miracles take a little time.” Hang in there. ❤
Until next time!