Being Green

                                          Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

When I have the time so many things I'll do,
To make life happier and more fair
For those whose lives are crowded now with care,
I'll help to lift them from their low despair
When I have time.
When I have time the friend I love so well
ays,And cheer his heart with words of sweetest praise,
When I have time.
Now is the time! Speed, friend; 
no longer wait
To scatter loving smiles and words of cheer
To those around whose lives are drear;
They may not need you in the far-off year:
Now is the time.

I've always felt different and when I was a little girl, I felt that difference more than any other time in my life. Coming to America from a Communist country, I couldn't have looked more opposite from my fellow neighbors. My name was strange. I mean, who ever heard of the name of Lottie back in the 70's? There were Anne's, Laura's and Susan's, but no Lottie. In fact, that's when I made the decision to name my children the most common names ever, Joseph and Emily. 

Even now, being a Christian sets me apart from a lot of people. Not because I'm so much better, but because I have different views on politics, morals and life in general. That's fine. I've never had the urge to belong to a clique of any kind. I am me and have always been fine with being me. 

Today, I have been told is the big lotto day. People from everywhere are buying that big ticket that will win that big money. That's fine. I have nothing against anyone who goes out to play lotto or goes to the casino. This post is not about hating on people who do. I see nothing wrong with any of it. 

I have no desire to play. This is somehow strange to people around me, especially at work. Why wouldn't I want to spend a dollar or whatever the cost is to play? I mean, you could win with that one ticket! Again, you can play all you want, it's just not me.

I am very content with what I have and what I do. My Crocheting Ministry brings me much joy and deep satisfaction. I feel like I have a purpose in life. The same goes for this blog and the chronic illness group. I don't need anything else, let alone money. This seemed to be very difficult for them to understand. What seems even harder for me to believe is the fact that I never approached them about their belief in playing, they approached me. 

I know that somehow I have disappointed my fellow co-workers in not buying that lottery ticket. Somehow, I know they think that I am crazy and stupid. That's okay, because I like being green.

Have a blessed day everyone. 


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