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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.

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  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... @_@

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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