November 28, 2013 | 12:34 pm
Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday. It’s got the best food and it doesn’t have the pressure of buying stuff for other people when I’d really rather just buy things for myself (kidding!…..kind of). Today I’m making macaroni & cheese and a spinach gratin and then going to hang out with a bunch of Ethiopians and eat like Augustus Gloop.
Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that I’m so grateful for this life. For every blessing that God has given me I am grateful. Today and all days, I am thankful to live this amazing little life of mine.
I hope that wherever you are, you are in the company of people you like and love. I hope your gravy is smooth, your turkey is moist and that you dont’ have to eat green bean casserole. Happy Thanksgiving/Thursday!
November 27, 2013 | 12:01 pm
Here are some things I found that I I’d like share with you!
November 25, 2013 | 6:47 pm
I was standing in line at Starbucks yesterday after having spent a slightly obscene amount of money at Apple and could hear a man and a woman behind me talking. The man was saying how he’d recently purchased some stocks in my beloved coffee chain and how they’d already doubled in a short time. She remarked how she wanted to learn how to invest her money. He laughed and told her that she was still young and could learn and that it was so, so important since his family was now living off of his investments and he didn’t work.
At this point, I hadn’t seen either of their faces but I was way into what he was laying down. And just as I got my coffee I heard him say to her “Deny yourself, it’s one of the hardest things you can do but if you just sacrifice a little – you can gain so much.” MIND = BLOWN.
I mean, of course you know that you need to save more than you spend and that investing money is hard but doing it? Well, we all know how hard that is. As I turned around to go I told him thank you – how I really needed to hear that and how valuable that little snippet was. Deny yourself? WOW. Add that to the fact that he was maybe 55, and I just – well done, sir. And that you choose to share that with others? Kudos. We chatted for a quick moment after but that little moment of me being in that place in that time and being able to hear and receive that message? I am so, so thankful. Now starts the denying.