Friday Confessional

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 Hawaii

Free laptop (I had to perform a minor repair on it, but still...)

(Mostly) free trip to Disneyland

Free baby delivery (courtesy of Medicaid, since I was a poor student at the time)

Free Wii

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.

Comments

The Kyles said…
Congratulations, you've successfully translated gratitude into guilt. You may now claim your honorary membership to Relief Society.
Joel said…
Only if I instilled it in others.
Jen said…
2 things.

1. "free wii" is funny to say.

2. When i read "free baby delivery" i totally pictured you getting a baby in the mail (w/free shipping).

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