Grateful

I see a lot of people in my life that are always wanting more. They are never happy with what they have and never see that they do have a lot and that there are plenty more people less fortunate than they are. I think this is a problem that we all struggle with at times.

I had the biggest struggle with this when I was too sick to get out of bed.  I was so busy being focused on being sick, that I didn’t focus on all of the wonderful, lucky things I had. Yes, I was sick, but I had money to pay my bills, family to care for me, no pressure to work, food to eat, and a roof over my head. When I started remembering these things, I started to get out of bed.

I try to do some charity oriented things every year, and the causes that are important to me are all children related, basically. I adopt a family, which is really low impact, but providing toilet paper, clothes, and a few learning toys for Christmas is nothing for me.  I spend $400-500 on things most families consider a necessity to give to single moms to Christmas. I donate somewhat regularly to a local food bank (which I want to step up) and love donorschoose.org where I can support a classroom. All of these things remind me how grateful I am and I know that a little bit of money can help a lot.

So let’s all be grateful for what we’ve got, and when we’ve got a little extra and are good for awhile, let’s give a little to those who are less fortunate.  Look for the good in every day.

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About His Polish Princess

I'm an engineer by day and an entrepreneur by night. I live with my Old Man, and our cat, Junior. Okay, so the cat is mine, not ours. I have some old fashioned opinions and I believe the unlikely can be achieved with hard work and a little bit of luck. I like cars and motorcycles and remodeling houses and taking risks. I love my family and my community in Small Town, USA. I believe life is one grand adventure that should be lived and thoroughly enjoyed. In 2013 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and focused on natural healing. Fortunately, my disease has been in remission since 2014. In 2015 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. These things are just a road bump in life. They won't stop me from remodeling or buying houses or starting new ventures. Life is all about how you see it.
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