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Topic: Cousin(s) (05/22/08)
Amy loves the early morning while I like the dark of night. Amy enjoys working at a bank and coming home early; while I enjoy working for a downtown attorney and happy with the night life.
In so many ways my cousin and I are different but there is one area where we are just alike—and that is, we want to make a difference in this world while we’re here and be successful at the same time!
All around us we see soaring gas prices, higher costs for food, homes in distress and just about everyone we know, going nuts and asking, “Why me?” or "Why now?"
But, Amy and I don’t complain—well we did at first—and then we thought about it for awhile and decided to do someting about it.
Instead of worrying and wondering about food and not being able to eat out, we’ve decided to make monthly donations to a local food pantry. By giving what we can, we’re finding out that we have more than we originally thought and we’re feeling happy knowing that we're helping others in their time of need.
And, we’re car pooling with our co-workers and finding out that it’s taking away a lot of stress with driving and saving us all a bunch of money. In addition, we’re getting to know our co-workers a lot better and finding out we have more in common with them than the many differences we thought we had before.
Many of our contemporaries think we are “squares” or “goodie-two-shoes” but you know what? We don’t care because we feel we’re doing the right thing and making a difference. And isn’t that what life is all about? Making a difference, doing the right thing and finding happiness?
Moral of this story? If you can, make lemonade out of lemons! Sure turns that sour taste into something much more palatable!
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