Sunday, February 08, 2009

Things that Renew My Faith in the Human Race

A colleague of mine recently expressed that the reason she doesn't want to have children is because she's lost all faith in the human race.

Here are a few things that have happened to me lately that have helped me keep my faith in the human race:

--A pair of strangers at Lowe's rescuing us when Mr. 4-Runner decided not to start, despite the fact that we have recently invested a crap load (pardon my French) of money into giving him a new transmission. Sure, they probably mostly did this because we looked like we'd literally wandered off the street of some third world country (Note to self: try not to meet new people when dressed in painting garb), but still, they didn't HAVE to be so nice about it. They were.

--Cute lady in the Big Lots' parking lot taking my cart back in for me. It may seem like a small thing, but when the store has no cart return, it's a pain to take it all the way back to the store.

--The ridiculous amount of help we've been getting on our house. While some of it may be because my in-laws are probably wondering when exactly they will get their guest room back, I know it isn't all because of that. They have done so much to help us, as have many others. I am so thankful.

--A good start to a new semester. My classes are wonderful! I have smaller class sizes, kind students, and a promising semester. I think I will be able to plan on teaching again next year, instead of searching for a new profession.


  1. good old southern hospitality, right? i'm glad to hear you have good classes and want to keep teaching. :) i would love to be able to sit down and chat with you because i'm SURE you have so many good stories. you seem so... experienced now. teach me the ways.

    love you girl!

  2. Very nice to see there are still reasons to have faith in the human race. And congrats on having a great new semester to look forward to!

  3. My mom has always said this to me: "Arianne, when you are feeling down or feeling lost, just look around, there is so many good people around you. And if that doesn't snap you out of it, think about this, there will always be someone doing better than you, but a whole lot of people doing worse, worse that anything you will ever go through, so be grateful for what you have". Your post made me think of that.

  4. Yeah! You have to focus on those good things in life, because individually there are many, many good people out there!

  5. Just for the record, the "in-laws" are not complaining about our "house guests". We love having you - just know you are anxious to get into your own home! And we like helping.....

    and I'm glad that your faith is renewed in the human race!

    Love you,


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