A Penny for Your Thoughts

My Mom always gave whole heartedly, to those close to her, and to those she had never met. She was an amazingly generous individual and this is one of the reasons I am so proud of her.

One time as we were leaving the grocery store, a man was asking for money outside. My Mom opened her wallet, she didn’t have any change so she gave him five dollars and wished him a good day. As we climbed into the car, she told me, “I don’t always have cash, but when I do I try to give something, if I see someone who needs help.”

This is just one example of a time my Mom’s generous spirit helped to enrich the lives of those around her. From now on, when asked for a donation, I will try my best to give, and include my Moms name so she can continue to be apart of helping others.

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Thinking Out Loud

“If you really want to dream, be fully awake”
– Paul Coelho
The Alchemist 

My mom always told us to follow our dreams, to work hard, and to do our best. The later two can make your dreams come true. Show the world what you can do, prove to those who have doubted you, and know that the possibilities are limitless. As we struggle forward and make our way in the world, it teaches us to appreciate our successes and to learn from our failures. Check out a video my brother produced with a few of his friends covering Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran – I’m sure this is going to be the beginning of something great!