I took three grand kids out for lunch and gave them a bit of spending money as reward for doing well in school this past year. Twenty bucks doesn't go far these days.... have you noticed? It was fun taking them from store to store as they wondered if they would find a coveted item. However, they kept wondering if the next store would be even better so hung on to their money until they couldn't stand it anymore. My eight year old grand son Kyan spent some but had a few dollars left in his pocket which surprised me. He doesn't tend to save anything.
My thirteen year old grand daughter Jamisyn bought two items on sale...clothes of course and used it all. She is a very focused shopper and doesn't mind looking on the sales rack. Good for her!
|Jenica my grand daughter has a giving heart|
Jenica is 11-3/4 and she is an artist like me. She is creative and loves anything shiny and glittery. She is at the age where clothes don't fit - she wants to wear teen clothes but still has a child's body so gets discouraged easily. In the crafts department we found a mood lamp that would be marvelous for her room. It is like a lava lamp but has colored balls in the bottom that change and glow as the light shines up through them. She had about seven dollars left.
You may think this story is ho-hum and yes, it probably is but it's not finished - yet.
My last stop was an art store to get yet more micron pens and fine line markers for my doodling and zentangle obsession. Who doesn't need more pens? Jenica (my little artist) went with me and as I was self absorbed in the pen aisle I looked over to where she was. She was dropping something inside a big glass jar. I saw that it said: Donation fund for flood victims.
Jenica reluctantly told me she had put all her remaining money in the jar. I told her I was so proud of what she was doing. In the true spirit of giving, she did not want anyone to notice.
As we left the store she said to me, "That isn't going to go very far is it?" I told her that every little donation helps the Red Cross do the important work they do.
This is my focus on life - thanks for stopping by and leaving positive comments. I appreciate it.
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