Lux Thinking Aloud

My Proudest Accomplishment

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My Proudest Accomplishment
Helping someone reach their dreams is far better
than any material things put together.  


The Single Woman's 30-Day Blogging Challenge
Day 12: Your Proudest Accomplishment



My proudest accomplishment so far is that I was able to help my siblings finish college.  

Do I get an applause for that?  

See, it's not easy. While some yuppies are enjoying and splurging, I was budgeting my money to the last cent because I've got tuition fees and school projects to pay. I couldn't buy that pair of shoes or bag I so coveted at the mall because I need to send some cash for allowance.

During that time I admit it kind of sucked. I'm working my ass off to earn and I couldn't even enjoy the fruit of my labor.

Looking back though, that experience taught me to be more generous, more selfless and it even helped me sort out my priorities in life. I've learned early on (as early as 21) the difference between needs and wants.


Delaying gratification has the best results.  

Helping someone reach their dreams is far better than any material things put together.  

For this I could proudly say I'm not just wealthy, I'm truly rich.



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18 comments

  1. That definitely deserves some applause! We should be so proud of our accomplishments! (Here's mine! http://girlonthemoveblog.com/2013/10/15/thesw30-day-12/ )

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  2. thank you! i checked your page and you've got something to be proud of yourself :)

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  3. Found you from Small Victory Linky. You did a great thing there and definitely something to be proud of. Indeed, helping someone achieve their dreams is far better than any materials things. Good to meet you. :)

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  4. That is so admirable! What a beautiful lesson you have learned about selflessness. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew.

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  5. That's a generous and disciplines thing to do, and you should be applauded for it! Glad to be your neighbor at The Weekend Brew this week.

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  6. Woop for you! Helping others to achieve their goals is such a wonderful, selfless thing to do and the fact that it gives you a lift too is a bonus. Thanks so much for linking up this happy post at #sharethejoy x

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  7. You are a Lady of Virtue. Go out and grab something new for you!
    You deserve a Big Hug friend. Delayed Gratification is painful but at the end very rewarding.
    You are more than blessed.

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  8. You sound like a pretty smashing big sister. Props to you, lady :D

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  9. Lux, what a wonderful sister you are! Blessed for sure! I'm next to you at #118 on the raralinkup.

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  10. You are rich. How sweet that is. Cheering you on from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith.

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  11. What a joy it was for me to read of your selfless assistance for your siblings to attend college. Although I did not attend college, I know my mother went without many times so I and my siblings could have shoes and things we needed. (and sometimes wanted.) Learning how to be generous is a lesson many young people today need to discover. It is more blessed to give than to receive, but in the end, those who give will receive a reward. These rewards come in a variety of forms. Sometimes it is a bargain, or a gift from a friend, other times, it is just having good friends that you can go on a tour with. (smile.) Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your inspiring post at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

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  13. What a terrific accomplishment to be able to help a sibling in any way, but helping to pay so that they could finish school is truly spectacular! Congrats on that! I love how you ended this post. We didn't have much money growing up, but my Mom always used to say, "We may not be rich in money, but we are rich in love." Thanks for sharing this! #bloggercaregroup

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  14. Lux, what a beautiful, amazing, act of selflessness. I know the Lord will reward you in ways you can't even begin to comprehend! You're right- you are rich! hugs and blessing!

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  15. This is awesome! Such a gift that is priceless!

    @spreadingJOY

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  16. Such a beautiful Gift you've given! a great way to be the light this world needs!

    @ChristianRep

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  17. What a great thing to do... I hope my boys will grow up to be as compassionate and caring.

    Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup ...I've pinned your post... hope you join us again this week!

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  18. Congrats to you carrying a load and carrying responsibilities that many others would have ran away from in a heart beat. Pat your self on the back you did it.
    #bloggercaregroup
    Dee

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