Friday, January 02, 2009

For Richer or Poorer...?

Both...

we hope and work for a richer life than we currently have

AND

we pray and give hope to those who we feel are poorer.

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A Proud Moment:

My proudest ever "richer/poorer" moment was saving a couple thousand dollars in grade six from helping the school stamp textbooks and working a couple of paper routes, and then helping my father pay off the mortgage on the modest condo our family had lived in, and had the opportunity of buying a couple of years after coming to Canada, as refugees with naught a penny to our names.



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7 comments:

sarala said...

Your memory sounds like a lot to be proud of. You must have been a serious and committed kid.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

You're a fine man John!

gautami tripathy said...

Value of money...it shows through and so does value of being a good person..

For richer and/or poorer

floreta said...

i like your answer and description here. i reminds me that having a 'rich' life also means being an inspiration and hope to others.. i think true richness is compassion.

paisley said...

congratulations on some amazing accomplishments.....

GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

Hi John T,
That is quite an accomplishment for a young child. You deserve to be proud!

Tumblewords: said...

So nice to read this post! You sure have life in the right order!