Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Came Early This Year

 I made an igloo cheese ball for my little friends.  One of them said he wants to take me to show and tell at his school.  Ha ha!

I have a little story to tell you today because Christmas came early to a bunch of us last night.  About 7 months ago, I decided to change my will.  I thought, why leave money to people that are living good lives and not wanting for much?  Instead, I thought, why not try to make a change and do something different.  So, I picked the poorest community in our area and designated them as the beneficiary of a hefty insurance policy.  Unusual?  Yes!  But it worked.  For the last 6 months, very dedicated people worked very hard to find matching funds from organizations and last night it all came together. We were able to make all of this work to a great advantage.  Last night, a vote was taken and a group of compassionate people unanimously voted YES!
 Teddy's normal morning position in front of the stove, praying something drops to the floor.

As of today, students living in this small impoverished town will now be eligible to receive full scholarships to colleges or trade schools.  All they have to do is keep their grades up. There is no time period either, this goes on indefinitely.
 These kids had no hope of finding funds for college before.  Many of them gave up and dropped out of school altogether.  Why work hard at getting good grades when there is no hope for attending college?  Now they have a chance.

Sometimes thinking outside the box is a very good thing.