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I feel like a charity case...

Friday, December 07, 2012

So I feel kind of funny. I recently posted how a co-worker had given me her $50.00 winning scratch ticket at a kindly gesture for gifts for my son. Well yesterday another co-worker hands me a card and asks me not to tell anyone about it. It was sweet, my birthday is Monday so I thought she remembered. Inside was $50 cash and a note saying how great a mom I am and she understand having financial difficulties when her kids were small, etc. I feel appreciative but really funny about this. I told her she did not have to do this but she insisted that she was planning on giving me this for christmas but felt it would bet better to give it to me now. I don't know....

I have not told me hubby about the card but he saw the ticket in my bag and asked me about it so I told him where it came from and the reasoning why she did (not able to have children of her own, wanted us to use on Andrew) and he was fine with that. I am not planning on telling him about the card, think it would make him feel funny too. I guess I should just suck it up and appreciate someone cared enough to think of me considering all the troubles in my life right now but I can not help but feel a bit guilty for accepting the money. I am a bit mixed up. I just hope no one else does this or I will REALLY feel weird at work (not that I already don't!).
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    How blessed you are to have kind people around you.
    1904 days ago
    There is no need to feel guilty. People give something because they want to, not because they feel obligated or not to make you feel like a charity case. One of the best feelings is to be able to give. I do understand your feelings about it and feeling weird but just know they cared & wanted to do something nice for you. :)

    1904 days ago
    I don't know your circumstances but if people/colleagues are giving you a gift, it is that, a gift. These people wouldn't give you something if they didn't want to. I know when I give a gift, it makes me feel good. As GolfChick said, if, in the future things are "better" pay it forward. Random Acts of Kindness goes a long way!
    1904 days ago
    People give because they care. They care about you and your family. And they give because they can. Accept it with grace and someday, when things are going better, pay it forward.

    1904 days ago
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