I handed him the $2 I had & he looked me in the eyes with sincerity and thanked me. And then I started crying.
You see, earlier that morning Cory & I had been going over our budget. We love to travel, dine out, go to concerts & the mountains, etc. We also have some financial goals that we would like to accomplish and therefore, we really need to begin making some sacrifices in our lifestyle.
As much as Cory tried to cheer me up, I still left the house in a bad mood. It’s no fun to limit the things that I love – traveling, shopping, eating out & drinks with friends, even if I know it’s for the greater good of our financial future & family.
And after seeing the homeless man’s gratitude for my $2.00, I felt so ashamed of my attitude.
Things can always, always be worse. And while many people have more than we do, many more have less. A reminder every now & then is a blessing from God.
Sometimes though, these goals are a bit too lofty for my actual commitment level (ex. last Lent – no gossip).
So since I went all out in the blogosphere & publicly committed to a lofty Lent goal, I feel that I must also publicly admit that I bit off more than I can chew this time.
This is not a very fun blog to write.
I hope that Lent is going much better for you than it is for me. Happy (Fish) Friday!
(If you know my mom – you clearly know I am just kidding. Kind of.)
One thing I must mention, before I go, is how strongly my mom has felt God in this whole process. It’s the one thing she has been saying over & over & it has been amazing to see her calmness with her diagnosis & surgery. She has truly been the anchor keeping our familly together.
Thank you all so much for the prayers, food & support that you’ve given my family and please keep her in your prayers for another couple of weeks, while we wait to find out further treatment.