As a little girl I was completely fascinated with the year 2000. To my mind it was a far off time in a far off land and how would we ever get there? This was in the 70s ~ when my biggest worry was whether or not green beans and/or milk would be involved with dinner. I remember asking my daddy so many times if I would still be alive in the year 2000 and his answer was always the same. "I hope so, little bit."
It took a long time to get to 2000. A long time packed with life and travel and good/bad experiences, most of which I'd not give up for all the money the world. I turned 29 that year. I made a major life decision that year. I worked and played and loved and laughed. I struggled and overcame and fell down and got back up and made the most of it. It was a good/bad year that brought permanent change to my life.
Fast forward what seems like 5 minutes later, and it is the end of 2010. I'm still here. I turned 39 this year. I've made some good/bad decisions, but no major ones. I've worked hard. I've struggled and overcome and fallen down and gotten up and it's been a good/bad year that for the most part has found me keeping my head down and plugging along. This year has been a coaster~ time on which I've rested my glass sometimes half full and sometimes half empty~ that hasn't brought any permanent change. Aside from it being the last of my 30s, it's been little more than passing time.
And it's flown by.
Between work and Christmas the next couple of weeks promise to continue that trend, so to end 2010 in a way that defines what is meaningful I want to give something to someone who could use a little help.
I am offering a $50 Gift in Paypal to someone who truly needs it. If it would give your child a Christmas or put food on your family's table please leave a comment. If you know someone this small gift would make a difference to please leave a comment.
I will draw a random number on Monday morning.
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