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Think on These Things #11

The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

A story from Makes Me Think: Today, I bought a homeless man a full sub from Subway in downtown Orlando. I don’t usually do this sort of thing, but he was sitting out front of the subway, looking extremely skinny and frail in the hot sun, and I just felt like it was the right thing to do. He was so happy, he tossed me two quarters out of his collection bin, and insisted that I keep them. On my drive home my toll transponder’s battery died, so I had to pay the last 50 cent toll in coins. I usually don’t have any coins on me, but today I had the 50 cents the homeless man gave me. MMT

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson</


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Think on These Things #10

Today marks 22 months since C and I said “I do.” Is it crazy that I like to celebrate this date each month?
I feel like I waited such a long time for what I have with C. It took me a while to recognize C for “the one” – partly because I’d given up hope that such a person existed.

I had to kiss a lot of frogs….

It wasn’t until we were on the other side of the world on our way to summit the Rooftop of Africa that we realized where we were headed as a couple.

On the Rooftop of Africa is where I knew I’d finally found my “one”.

We spent so much of our Africa trip dreaming big dreams and making plans for a lifetime. I love that we’ve picked one day each month as an obvious day to express gratitude for our relationship and to reflect on our time together, our future plans, and to celebrate our good fortune.

This is our happily ever after.

This monthly celebration kind of goes along with the songs we picked for our wedding: Led Zeppelin’s Thank You and Shania Twain’s From This Moment On.

The look of love.

I don’t think I’ll ever stop counting. 🙂


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Words to Live By #17

I just read a “Makes Me Think” story that really resonated with me. It’s about a CEO who does volunteer work. Take a read and remember:


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