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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On Being Thankful (Outline)

I wrote that for a class for my freshman English class a mere four years ago. I think about how much I have changed in those four years. I have made leaps and bounds; sometimes I forget the simplicity that I had as a young to older teen because it gets lost in the waves of life. After reading this essay that I wrote when I was 19; for the past few days I have been thinking about what I am thankful for or at least reasons not to be depressed because there are people out there worse off than I am.

I’m very low on money—in fact, I’m having a money crisis. However, I am lucky to have two great jobs when so many are still left unemployed. Even with the bills, breaks are coming soon where I can work more and start saving again. I’m also lucky I have a roof over my head and a father that I love dearly. I’m also thankful for nan, she’s been there for me through everything and I have no idea what I’d do without her.


  1. Hmm, I'll have to look at what I was doing four years ago later... I was still recovering from the accident at that point! Horseback riding, I think. Part-time at WCU, second-semester freshman because I missed the real one with the accident.

    I think that being thankful for not being as badly off as others is selfish, personally, so I try not to do that!! It is true, I am extremely wealthy in comparison to my comrades, but it is not ethical in my opinion to think about it that much!

    Are you ever not in a money crisis? Life continues regardless!! The Bureau of Labor Statistics chart reads that employment has improved drastically since 2008! *scrambles to find it again* Here is what the BLS has to say about the Hurricane Sandy effect on the Economy. Hmm, I'm not a very good economist, I don't know where to immediately find the charts my Economics prof had... @_@

  2. That's true. I have only $50 in savings right now (payday is Friday, yay!) and tuition is due soon. I'm panicking.

    1. For the holiday, change your thinking!
      You have 50 whole USD, and even more is coming tomorrow. Not everyone has $50.

      WCU offers help with tuition - I don't remember the exact details, but the Bursar's Office may have more information. There is a receptionist across the way from where you pay money who may have more information.
      CALM DOWN. It is THANKSGIVING. WCU is CLOSED for the holiday.

    2. This is true. I've gone on the payment plan (paying $150/month), but I'm going to ask them if I can do something else. I feel ashamed asking for help.

    3. Only a hundred more until you have enough for the next one, then! ^_^ You can make it!

      What else were you thinking you could do? My family is covering everything, because the little I make at the grocery store is simply insufficient for anything.

      Everyone needs a little bit of help, so really just don't worry about it!