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.
#1 – I am so blessed to have Cory as my husband. He is patient & kind & amazing. : ) I’m so, so thankful to be able to share our life & adventures together.
#2 – I’m thankful for the relationships I have as a 26 year old – no drama, no unruly expectations or pressure – just the ability to be who we are & share experiences with each other.
#3 – I’m grateful for the lessons learned along the way that helped get me where I am today. (That rhymed – not intentional!)
#4 – I am so thankful to live in Fort Collins, which is a short drive to the mountains where I can practice the sport I began enjoying almost 15 years ago.
I hope you had a great weekend too!
(Here I am in high school with some fellow Varsity Cheer Team members. I still keep in touch w/Julie, to the left of me, and consider her a very good friend!)
(My freshman dorms roommate, Jayde & I at a football game. Still one of my best friends to this day, distance & all!)
When I transferred to Wichita State, I worked and went to school. Nothing more. Nothing less. I went through a stage where I didn’t put much effort into anything that I cared about, except for hanging out with my friends.
(Out for my 21st birthday w/Chelsey & Kate, friends from high school that I still adore.)
My recent move gave me an opportunity to step back and evaluate what is truly important to me.
But I have room too. Room to grow, room to meet new people & discover new activities. I’ve become protective of who I let in my life & have been even more protective of my time.
(In Denver last week after checking out a wine bar called Cru.)