I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.
Before deciding to write about this particular topic, I have given it much thought. Regardless of what many may have to say, in the end, this may very well help one parent or child make a new decision regarding this particular subject.
I saw in interesting show recently, Dr. Phil to be exact, and the topic was teens and sex. On the show he had Bishop Jakes, and abstinence "counselor", a teacher, teens and parents. It was quite an affair, and I listened to each side of the story. Each person made a good point regarding teens and sex and I found it useful to use the show in my own home as a sounding board.
So, this morning I went to church. Before the service began, they discussed a non-profit organization which I thought would be a great place to volunteer. It was a really great morning and I saw some old friends. I can honestly say it lifted my spirits and gave me some new insight into life.
After church I decided to head to the closest mall to walk around and get something to drink. I am more of a window shopper than anything. There are not too many times when I feel I "need" something at the mall. If you find me at the counter with a new purchase, you can bet it is something that is on sale, marked down or last season. Even if the latest greatest technical item is on the market, my initial thought is, "I can purchase that next year for a fraction of the price" and I wait. By the time it does go on sale, the initial excitement has worn off so I usually end up forgetting it was that I thought I had to have. I remember when DVD players came into our lives. I never thought I needed that as well. What is so funny is that I ended up having 3 within a year, given by friends and family who had no need for the more than one they had purchased already. Although I can honestly say I enjoy my DVD player, I never felt "less than" when I didn't have one.