Those who are around me very much know that I’m always complaining about not having any money. I guess this is because there I feel a lot of pressure as the sole provider for the family, which is a good thing because it helps me avoid ridiculously unnecessary purchases (to a point). But it seems like everyone I know is getting free week-long vacations from rich relatives, or all kinds of goodies from work, or some other grass-is-always-greener kind of thing.
But, as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been the recipient of some pretty crazy generosity over the past few years, so I really need to be careful about complaining. Here are some examples of me being treated far better than I deserve:
Free trip to
Free laptop (I had to perform a minor repair on it, but still...)
(Mostly) free trip to
Free baby delivery (courtesy of Medicaid, since I was a poor student at the time)
Various sums of money from parents and in-laws to help out when we needed it
I intended this post as a catharsis, but I think I feel more guilty as a result of seeing it in writing.