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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Theres never a bad time to feel gratitude. Right before I got on SP tonight I was reading a yahoo feature article about an 11 year old girl in NYC, oldest of 7 siblings and her family is homeless and lives in a shelter. They have lived in this shelter for most of her life. She helps take care of her younger siblings. It makes my heart sad to think how she would love to have the security of a decent home. And how much I take that for granted. My daughter is the same age and has never known a day of want in her life. It makes me feel humble and guilty at the same time, that I dont do more for the poor. I still to this day resent my parents that they didnt work harder to have a decent life for me. That I never progressed in life as much as others who had more opportunity. Granted at some point I became an adult and need to take initialive to create oportunity for myself, but I didnt really beleive in myself. I also blame my mom for dragging me down emotionally and not ever learning to have elf esteeem. I hope this girl can rise above her situation.
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    emoticon I feel for the less fortunate too. Every little bit you do can make a difference. Let the past go. It only burdens your future. It seems you've chosen to provide well for your daughter and that's progress over your childhood situation. emoticon
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  • ERIN1128
    It is hard...if you start thinking about how many children are in situations like that, it can get really depressing. But what we CAN do is try to make our own little corner of the world better.
    1627 days ago
    Our parents set the stage, yet we can choose to achieve more than they set us up for. Look at you now! You said your daughter has never known a day of want in her life. Clearly, you have provided security for her that you didn't have or feel for yourself.
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  • CIPHER1971
    We all have wings, and you will soar when you learn to use them.

    Have a great day
    1627 days ago
    Look foward the past is gone I look to a beautiful loveing future as a gift hugz
    1628 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    remember that this is the first day of the rest of your life. only you can make the most of it!!!
    1628 days ago
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