I did get a few items I felt I was lacking mostly toilet paper, paper towels and feminine products another 10 pack of lighters from the Family Dollar store that have tested out okay. A lot of cheap lighters break easily and the only way to know if they are any good is to try them out. So far the lighters are dying from fluid running out and not because they are breaking or losing the flint.
I stopped by the “Lighthouse” today and gave them $30.00 for whatever… At this late in the year they can put that cash to use better than what I could give them in goods. I’m not up to the 10% I want to give but I’m giving them about 5%-8% for the last 2 months. It’s been hard as it is all to easy to want to say I can’t afford giving. But that would be an excuse for my own selfishness. To be honest I can think of all kinds of things I could do for myself with that money. Not because I need to but because I want to spend it on me!
Had some very bizarre things happen as far as finding stuff this last week. One item was a Debit card while walking in the Mall. I notified the Mall officials that I found it and then told them I was taking it to the issuing bank after my walk. I gave them the name on the card in case someone called lost and found at the Mall then took the card to a local branch of the bank and turned it in to them. Today, I found some crumpled up dollar bills by a kiosk at the Mall and turned into a clerk/kiosk owner who said she thought she knew who might have dropped the money. I hope she is correct as times are tough and a couple of bucks may not be much but it can mean the difference between a gift given and nothing at all.
I’m a firm believer in what goes around comes around, karma or you reap what you sow. I do the what I think is the right thing and usually good stuff happens for me. If nothing else I feel good about myself as a person and that is good enough for me. I’m not always right, I just do my best.
Take this time to enjoy the holiday season assess what you have done and what you would like to accomplish next year. Count your blessings and enjoy time with family and friends. I will post again after the first of the year and we will begin the new year with vigor and hope!