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Monday, January 24, 2011

Generosity

So the topic of my weekend (and the whole month really) was generosity.  The generosity of others aimed at me, mostly.  Before I start blabbering on about whatever I ramble off to, I just want to say thank you to the two wonderful ladies who helped me out this weekend by giving me work to do to earn some money, and paying me (what I feel was) too much for those services.  So, Thank You SOOOOOOOO much.

When the whole New Zealand trip thing was finally decided upon, I realized, "hey, I'm gonna need some money for this trip."  So I typed up a flyer, recruited my mom, called my summer job location, and re-instated my care.com profile.  Out of all of this I have received some of the most random work that I have ever done, and that's saying something.  But do I really care?  Nope.  I mean, what else am I going to do with my time on vacation?  Last year I did a lot of baking.  I wouldn't have minded that again this year, but I'd rather not put on 10 pounds.  Instead, I took my time and put it to a good use.  Work 4 days a week at my 'home job,' weekends doing random work for people, and semi- on call babysitting.  I think I've earned more in the past three weeks than I did the entire semester at my 'school job.' 

Now to the generosity.   I feel like some of the work I did for people was not quite up to what they paid me for.  But at the same time, they were ridiculously enthused about the whole thing.  So either I did more work than I thought (doubt it) or they are very generous to my plight, if not my work abilities.

Speaking of my plight, we are now T minus 10 days until I leave.  Wow.

Again, I would like to thank everyone who helped me these past few weeks, I really appreciate it.  Also, I would like to encourage all of you to be generous.  With your time, with your money, but mainly with yourself.  You never know when someone is having a terrible day.  A little kindness can go a looong way. 



Side note: While writing this blog, I am singing in my head the lyrics to the song "The Frown Song" by Ben Folds.  Whoever the person is that he describes in the lyrics?  Yeah, don't be that person.

Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaylwF4qo38&feature=related
Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/benfolds/thefrownsong.html