Posted by Casey Sheldon on Saturday, February 28, 2009 Under: World Mission
Forex trading is a way of life for me and for many other people. I take my work seriously and I put a great amount of time into my trading and I always do my best. But, I know that there is much more in life than trading. All trading and nothing else, makes Casey a dull boy, I have an addictive personality I can do one thing forever and get lost in what I am doing and lose sight of everything else.
It is easy to lose ourselves in our work no matter what our vocation may be. I can get lost in trading, reading charts, reading articles, writing reports and articles. Sometimes my work is an escape from life and it takes me away from the pain and hard times of real life. I must though not let myself fall into that trap, it is critical to maintain a work life balance in order that we do not lose sight of the important things in life.
Sometimes, I just turn it off and walk away, I go spend the day with my family. I have a precious gift that has been given to me with a wonderful family. If I spend to much time on my work I neglect them and that is a true loss. My wife is special and a true blessing to me and I would be missing something special by putting work in front of my time with her. Now, I must work and I know this, as it is my job to provide for my family, I am just saying don’t lose true perspective of what is truly important.
My first and most important responsibility is to God my creator. He created me and I have a responsibility to obey Him. In our uncertain economic times life is difficult, our economy is going down and no one knows how bad things are going to get. Even though we may be facing some of the most difficult times in our lives ahead of us, I still don’t forget the things in life that are important. My God and my family. Even if the economy breaks, and we all end up with much less I won’t forget those truly precious things in my life and no amount of difficulty or hardship will cause me to lose my joy.
So, I am taking a trip to help those people that have it much worse than I do. I am putting myself in a position where I will be able to see things from a different point of view. When you look at life from many angles you get a greater picture and you understand more. Try to stand in someone else’s shoes for a minute and see things from their point of view.
I am going on a trip to Haiti on April 8, 2009 and I will be staying for a 10 days. I am going with a team of 9 people we will bringing food and medicine. We will be tending to the needs of people that do not have the ability to take care of themselves due to circumstances beyond our control. In Haiti there is not much medical care and because of that life expectancy is only 49 years old. Also, 54% of the population cannot access clean drinking water. Education is not available to all people and 48% of adults cannot read or write*. This trip is a blessing to me and the other team members who are going we have a surplus and it is only right for us to help those that cannot help themselves. It is at great cost to us and it will be difficult but I am confident the reward is greater than the cost by far.
I have enough money for this trip but I want to have the greatest impact possible and I want others to be able to share in the blessing. If you would like to be involved by giving toward this trip you can take advantage of this opportunity and partner with us here at Winners Edge Trading and give a gift towards helping the Haitians. You will be able to be a part of something that you may not normally be able to take part.
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I will be updating this part of the site with pictures of our trip and all can see what the outcome is.
*Statistics came from http://www.travelinghaiti.com/info/haiti-statistics.asp
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