Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Half Full of Deliciousness

Maybe I'm just an eternally positive person, but I find the world to be a wonderful place to live in. I know there are a lot of bad things that happen; however, in my life there are so many good things that stick out more to me than the bad ones.

I feel fortunate to have had experiences throughout my whole life that emphasize this.

- I went to a grade school where people would help you in your most embarrassing hour and not make fun of you.
-I went to a middle school where God's love was the most important part of education.
-I went to a high school where you didn't have to have a lock on your locker to know your stuff was safe.
-I went to a college where you could leave your wallet on a table in the cafeteria to save your seat, and you had no fear of the table OR your wallet being taken in your absence.
-I work in a place where fund-raising candy bars can be left out in the open along with the money envelope... and no one will steal the money or take some chocolate without paying.
-I live in a city where people will stay stopped at a red light at 3 in the morning until it turns green even if there are no other cars around.

All in all, it's a pretty wonderful life.


Deg said...

Although a lot of people make fun of our city, I think it's a great place to live.

Security is one of the most valuable feelings and one of the easiest to destroy.

Moll moll said...

I had really similar childhood experiences. My parents let me and my sisters play outside in the STREETS for hours when I was like 6 and weren't afraid we'd get stolen (or hit by a car). It wasn't Erie, but still.

And the fact that Behrend even has those emergency call buttons is laughable. :-)