So, I have this really cool job. I am the Director of Development for a hospital. Or, the chick that asks for money for really really good causes.
On any given day my encounters might be:
But, ever since I moved my office from my house (kind of) to the actual hospital, I’ve had some, uh, interesting moments as well.
Like today. In the non-invasive cardiology unit. Where my office resides for some reason. And there is a patient bathroom two doors down…Where a patient was reacting, uh, badly to his medication before an MRI and stress test and I had to listen to his VERY LOUD conversation with a nurse about his intestinal tract and its, uh, issues.
Complete with sound effects. And that’s all I have to say about that.
I meet some really interesting people. Some who have tremendous wealth that you’d never guess. Some who you’d think have tremendous wealth that live month to month. Some who are so generous in spirit that, for a moment, the world is just the kindest place ever. Some who, despite their enormous capacity to give, will never give.
I will never live the life of the wealthiest people I work with. And I will always be jealous of their capacity to give and make a tremendous impact instantaneously. And I’m not ashamed of that one bit. People can be jealous of worse things. And some days after spending time in their exquisite homes and hearing about their latest travel adventures or art purchase I come home and hate my lovely, but not enormous home just a little. And for that, okay, I’m a little ashamed.
I am working on being happy with what I have in terms of the material things. ‘Cause man, you better believe I am a material girl. I love me some sparkly, furry, fast-driving and elegant things. Not just because they’re pretty, but because I love the craftsmanship, the story, the piece itself. But, I am learning that limiting some areas of material possessions actually gives me wings in other material areas.
Here’s one for ya. I’m actually considering NOT getting a new car when the payments are up next year on the one I’m currently driving.
I know. Not a groundbreaking thing to do. But for me? UNHEARD OF. I love new cars. I’d get a new one every two years if I could. But the thought of not having a car payment for a year?
*insert breathless orgasm here*
That’s real money, my friends. And maybe, with that money, I could be that benefactor that funds something really cool one time.
So. What would you do with a year’s worth of a major expense saved up? How would YOU make an impact? Besides, you know, going to Vegas?