Wednesday, July 23, 2014
when i think of helpers, i always think of my friend jill and the dream couch surprise that she planned for me.
so when i saw a post from her on facebook today that simply said "interested in paying it forward? i have a friend who could use some help. message me." i was in. 100% in. the fact that jill has a friend who needed help was all i needed to know to say yes. i knew the details would come, and whatever they were, i was going to be happy to be a part of it.
jill (who lives in wisconsin) has a friend named becky from her mom's group that has been really struggling financially since her divorce, and she has three girls (ages 10, 9 and 6). becky just found out today that she lost her job. becky does not like to ask for help so jill is putting together an effort to help raise her spirits. jill isn't letting becky know that she is organizing this, so it will all be a surprise to becky. i don't about you, but i kind of think good things coming to someone who is deserving and and needs a turn of luck is pretty great.
so jill is hoping that there are some helpers out there from across the country who would be willing to send becky a card, a note, a gift card to walmart, target, walgreens -- any kind of happy mail, to let becky that she's got this and she has so many helpers cheering her on. even the ones she doesn't even know.
if you would like to be a helper and send a little happy mail becky's way to help raise her spirits and bring her some good when there is so much bad, get in touch with me. i will connect you with jill and she can give you becky's address and answer any questions that you have.
i don't think that there is a day that goes by when i am not comforted by the fact that there are so many helpers among us. i am so thankful that i call so many of them dear friends.
i am looking forward to connecting with a new friend in wisconsin.
i hear she could use some help.
just like we all could from time to time.