Two Pennies in My Pocket

February 20, 2011

I lived in a small town in rural Louisiana until I was in the sixth grade. It was where my parents grew up and their parents live there. Living there allowed me to appreciate the other things in life.

Initially my mom stayed home with my sister and I but she went back to college to get her teaching degree. While she was going to school during the day, my sister and I would stay with her parents who lived in the woods.

It was a lot of fun. I remember making huge teepees with real bamboo and bedsheets that were held together by clothes pins, fishing in a near by pond for perch or whatever else could catch with my granddad on a rickety pier and shooting birds with a bb gun.

I am glad I was able to experience those things. I think it played a part in my realization that money is the most overrated thing in the world. Sure everyone needs money to survive but I have come to realize as I have gotten older that money is really a source of many of the worlds problems.

I never thought I would know such a diverse group of people here. I have been blessed with the ability to make friends relatively easy. Among the people I would consider friends here they all are from a variety of economic backgrounds from the well off to average but they all act the same and that is what I like.

I enjoy living here and it fits me well. I really think life life isn’t about what you make it’s more about the difference you make among your friends and the world around you.

This song is one of my favorites and I think it relates to what I said.