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Friday, December 5, 2008

Finals and Goodwill

Yeah well that's me. I was reading a forum post about people being extremely bored at work because either they have no work to do or their work is just plain boring. I was thinking the same until it hit me... I was behind in a lot of my computer work. I spent the better part of 2 hours on excel making up calculation sheets and spreadsheets of various things. Unfortunately now it's the end of the semester and it's all finals and registration. The computer labs I work in, are packed to the brim and we had up to twenty people waiting. It may not sound like a lot but our hallway is pretty tiny. When people wait understandably they get extremely cranky and snap at you. Working with the public must be courteous no matter the situation. Glad it's winding down =D.
On to lighter news... The above ornament that took a better half of the whole evening just because of the brainstorming and the tiny details I made to donate to charity. There was a silent auction in a hospital and they needed to raise money. I know it's very very small gesture but it's the best I can do in my lack o' money situation.

Also I saw the most interesting reality show called Secret Millionaire where basically these rich people dress down and live for a week on one social security check in some of the worst neighborhoods and meet the people there. In the end they decide who to give a check ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 to people they feel deserve that uplifting break. For example one couple went to somewhere in Louisiana where Hurricane Katrina basically blew most of the town away. They met a pastor that was finally rebuilding his home after spending two years working on other people's home and their church. Among them were people who lost their homes, everything they ever owned, even the school was basically a shell of it's former self. The couple donated $50,000 to the pastor and another $50,000 to the high school football team to make new lockers, fields buy what they need. I'm not a big fan of football but I know that team sports in small towns and big cities alike brings a sense of community even though the rough stuff.

Even though I know anyone chances of that happening is slim it reminds me that in any situation whether economical, emotional, medical etc. there are people out there who realize how lucky they are no matter their own situation offer helping hands. Even though we cannot hand over $50,000 to someone we can do little things like offer a hot meal to those that need it, a place to stay, volunteer and what I think is most important is offering a bit of ourselves, our time and our sympathy.

Until next time... offer a hand to someone in need because one day someone will offer their hand to you in your time of need...

7 comments:

vhall said...

Your work is sooo adorable!

Lindsey said...

I watched the beginning of that show, but my boyfriend wanted to watch something else so I missed it. I'm sure I would have cried! I wish I have the means to just hand over $100k to whoever needed it.

Malissa said...

Even a small gesture adds up in the big picture!

Rosebud Collection said...

What cute work..Very nice blog and thoughtful too..

LeelaBijou said...

What a great post and what a great message! ^_^

Karly West said...

Thanks for the thoughtful post.

I also LOVE that ornament. Very cute!

Xylia said...

I am more deeply moved by small gestures from the heart than I've ever been by a rich person opening up their pocketbook. You know when someone who has little gives of themselves it is truly an act of kindness. Not that rich people can't be kind of have good intentions, but it just doesn't impress me nearly as much.