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Driving to beat a blizzard

Attending appointments in the winter is such a source of anxiety! It was a good thing we left a night early rather then waiting until after the blizzard the next morning, because by the next morning a semi had jackknifed under an overpass completely shutting down the freeway and nobody got through. We made our morning appointment with the inconvenience of an added expense, but sometimes your hands are tied and you don’t really have a choice.

Anyways, it’s moments like that when you realize that rich people really do have it good. Imagine any time there is an inconvenience in your life and you could just spend money and have it dealt with. Car getting unreliable? Get a new one. Hotel all booked up? Buy the hotel and set it on fire and build a new one with a room just for you forever.

The reality is I’m richer than most of the world, living in Canada, middle class. My needs are covered. It’s annoying to fork over money for a hotel when I was planning on waking up early and driving in to the appointment, but whatever. Better to use money when you need to than to be a dragon and hoard it.

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It’s called Jealousy, and it’s ugly

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Glory!  what does it mean to let someone else have the glory?

If someone breaks your record of “most goals scored”, do you celebrate with them or do you work harder to reclaim your laurel?

If you do an AMAZING job, do you give the credit to your boss? Or, if your boss takes credit, are you OK with that, or do you secretly (or not so secretly) think that you deserve HIS job? After all, you do all the work, right?

How about if someone else’s KID is better than your kid at something?  Parents, are we willing to let other people’s kids get the glory we think our kids deserve?

Why is it hard to glory in a friend succeeding where I am failing?  It is so much easier to think “that should be me” then to simply celebrate with them.

I think it’s worth thinking through where we might be a glory-monger in our lives, and giving it up.  It’s a destructive habit.  And if you live life like that, chances are you’ll lose friends!  And if you lose your friends, what’s the point?  Good friends are hard to come by.