Becoming Better tagged posts

Judge Less, Be Civil More

I love this video. It’s an excellent reminder of how we can make a difference. It doesn’t cost anything to be nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CiCYPisD5w

I need to be better about judging others. I always see people in need on the roads, begging for money, food, work. Sometimes I get cynical and wonder if they really need it. Sometimes I blame their own laziness. Sometimes I wonder if I gave them anything if they would use it for drugs or alcohol. Sometimes I feel guilty for not rolling down my window and helping with the pocket change or few dollar bills I carry with me.

I feel very blessed to have a home. To be going to graduate school. For my home to still be standing after all the tornado destruction these past couple of weeks. I have much to be thankful for...

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Being frugal…. or at least trying

Frugal:

1. economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving orsparing; not wasteful: a frugal manager.
2. entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager; scanty: a frugal meal.
3. Not something that comes naturally to me
Viddy and I both spent 1-3 years single, working, post-bachelor’s degree. Although we weren’t living extravagant lifestyles by any means, money really wasn’t an issue. I was paying my student loans, taking care of my bills, flying to visit family whenever I wanted, and buying pretty much whatever I wanted. Amazon.com and I became too good of friends…
One summer I flew back and forth from Virginia to California or Michigan 3 times, without blinking at the cost! Now whenever we want to go somewhere it’s two tickets instead of one...
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