Saturday, July 16, 2005


Jon rearranged the whole living room today. Moved the furniture, ran wires under the house, the whole enchilada. I started out the morning feeling annoyed that we would have a mess of a house all weekend, but by the end of the day, I was totally in love with our new living room. It's both stylish and more functional than any other configuration we've had in 5 years...and it's all our own old stuff.

Relaxing in the living room this evening, I began to think about how easy it is to become discontented. With our cars, our jobs, our relationships...anything. We get into a routine and suddenly everything seems so drab. I think that's why a lot of people find themselves fighting addictions of all kinds - there's a constant need for something new and exciting, and a fear of getting bored. But sometimes, if you just shift your perspective a bit, you can begin to be more thankful for what you already have.

There are days when I feel so overwhelmed with all the work that needs to be done for the Fund. Between fundraising, supervising the volunteer program, processing requests, it can be a lot to handle. But in the midst of it all, I'll get an e-mail from a mom whose world has just come crashing down around her after losing her child. Suddenly everything else seems so small.

Thanks for listening.

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