For the first time ever, we’re actually a little ahead this Christmas. Inspired by The Bloggess’ generosity I thought I’d try being generous too. But it’s not working. (Jen and Beth, you both mentioned people who could use a gift card – I can do paypal, walmart or target – but I need info can you please email me at email@example.com? I’ve set that money aside for those families.)
I actually went to the bank today and pulled out cash and stuck $30 into three different little cards. But, I’m such a wuss. I’m just not sure how you go about giving money to strangers, especially when I don’t look all that extra special or rich or money-giving-ish. I’d so much rather give it to you all – people who read here. Plus, I think it’s easier to give anonymously and to receive anonymously – we all have to start somewhere. I trust you and I hope you guys get what I’m trying to do. There it is. I’m a total wimp. (Probably, I’ll give out the cards in my purse too, but it’s going to scare me to death. I’d like to do some fun giving too – if you’ll all just help me a little!)
Can NONE of you nominate a mom who has gone without all year (or for years and years?)? Maybe a mom who cuts her own hair, safety pins her good bra together or who is still using the same make up she’s had since high school? Sure, her family is provided for and their needs are met, but this mom is always in the back seat or in the trunk. Speaking as someone who has spent a lot of time in the trunk, $30 can go a long way. A new bra, a Great Clips hair cut and/or a box of hair color, some foundation made post 1990 can make anyone feel like a new woman. What a great way to meet the new year! Do you need a boost into the new year? Do you have a friend who needs a boost? I’m here for you! 😉
Nominate your favorite mom (or yourself) who needs a little “mom money” here or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Who knew it could be so hard to give money away? LOL. Of course, everyone will get soaps.