I guess I have always been a little different. I wish I could say I am confident about that and that I don't care what others think, but that's not true. Sometimes, I wish I could fit in, but it just isn't me. Recently, I realized that I had started thinking differently about how I spend money, any money. When my husbands suggests getting a Big Mac, instead of thinking, "yum" and "no dishes", I think, "I could use that money to help a child".
My seven year old told me today that she wanted to save money to start a collection of Zsu Zsu pets. She already has one. So I said, "Couldn't you use your money to help others". Is this unfair of me to push my feelings on my child?
I have always been kind of shy, but recently I almost feel brave enough to tell people, "Hey! Don't get that new $20,000 car or do you really need to go on an expensive cruise every year, you could help a child! Help a dog! Help someone". I have never said this, and maybe it isn't right that I do. But someone along the way must have said something to me to make me see things differently and what if they hadn't.
Then I wouldn't have had these angels.....
What do you all think?