Weeks ago, a friend mentioned that she really wanted to support me, she just didn’t have room in her budget. So she requested that I blog some ways that someone can support me even if they don’t have “cash” to send.
And I am FINALLY getting around to that. There are a LOT of ways to help me out that don’t involve you doling out money! I’ll be elaborating on each point in the coming series, but a short list includes:
- ADVOCACY- getting friends and family who can support to “join the cause” so-to-speak. You know more people than I do!
- Meals – having me over for, or simply providing meals.
- Anything you have “extra” including but NOT limited to toiletries, groceries, and household items.
- And one I didn’t think of, but love: accessories.
That last one is only really looosely related, but it got me thinking about starting the series so there ya go.
A friend of mine, a very generous heart who is already financially supporting me, who HATES that she can’t feed me more often, whose family is a quiet but excellent example of Godly sacrifice, had on this GORGEOUS necklace the other day. I commented three or four times on it, not thinking, because I generally lack a filter(not one of my better attributes) and I love her so I pretty much just say whatever I think. She’s good at just rolling with it.
But a bit later, she returned, took the darn thing off her neck, and put it on mine. Just because she wanted to bless me, I guess. She said, “I bought it for you. I just didn’t know that when I bought it.” For about .32758 seconds, I contemplated protesting. Then I realized the pattern I had set, looked up at her (enormous and very stern 😉 ) husband, and realized I already lost this fight. So I took it, feeling what others must feel when I give them things they compliment (disconcerted!) and set to figuring out how to rock it. Because I’m awkward and have to figure out just the right way to wear things.