"Thursday" A Day of Updates + Thursday Thoughts

Sometimes you need something to happen to light a fire and open your eyes. I have so many things to say. To start, I am so sorry that I got so behind on daily posting. I realized a couple of things while I was in bed for a week: 1) A better, (though it will never be perfect) understanding of the difficulty people face who are critically sick or injured 2) how much I  really love blogging because I missed it so much 3) that I am a bit of a perfectionist because I would rather post something I was proud of later rather than half heartedly on time, and 4) there will never be a limit to how many new things I can discover on Netflix. Because of this, I do apologize, but with putting in the work and the magic of Blogger, there is still a post for every day- I really hope this will not happen again because I hate not being on schedule and the only other reason this would happen in the future is if I was in the hospital. 

On a completely different note, a couple of days ago I was talking to my dad about blogging and he challenged me to try writing more "substance" pieces. In his defense, he is an incredible writer (thanks for editing all my papers, Dad). A couple of weeks ago, I went to Richmond to visit my best friend, Sophia. We went to a sandwich shop for dinner and ended up with a lot of leftovers. We decided to box them up and Sophia had the idea of giving the sandwich to a homeless man. We did and I could not explain how good we felt knowing that though it was such a little thing for us, we were seriously able to help out someone else (I honestly would have never thought of it on my own- I have the best friend ever). 

Fast forward a few weeks later, on a drive home from some fall shopping in which, let's just say, some damage was done, and though I had spent money on things, the best was the couple of dollars that I gave to a homeless man. I know a lot of people don't believe in giving money to homeless people, but honestly whatever the circumstances, he needed it more than me. Though it was only a couple of dollars, he was so grateful that I couldn't help but smile at him.  

I don't mean to write this to say how great I am for doing something good, but honestly to be another reminder that Sophia gave to me, to give when you can. There is a really great Winston Churchill quote out there that reads "we make a living by what we get but make a life by what we give." I challenge anyone reading this to keep those words in mind, and act on it if the opportunity presents itself. 

Happy "Thursday!"

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