A family member comes over. We started talking. She told me how they have no food. Except can foods. No meats. I suggest we stop at Albertsons. That way I can buy her $25.00 worth of meat. As she would be able to buy five different meats for her family. if she does it right. She can stretch those meats further than five meals.
We drove to Albertson’s but they were closed already. I told her to drive over to the nearest store. Where I will buy her some meat.
We get to the next store. I help her with shopping to find good deals on meats. I also throw in a few other things. Such as milk, cucumbers, bread etc.
When we walking out. She tried to take the receipt. She said she was going to pay me back. I put the receipt in my wallet. I would not let her take it. I told her she was family and she does not have to pay me back. She insisted. I refused explaining one day may come when I may need a favor from her.
I ended with : God says to help your fellow man. To give to charity. That is what I am doing.
I did give her the $20 on top of buying her groceries. I told her to spend it on her and the kids. Nor her husband. I told her I don’t care if she gets cigarettes or fill the gas tank. Whatever she needs. However, I repeated not to use on her husband.
It felt good to help a family member in need. I did not help out in order to be paid back or to get help in return. I hope I never need help in return. I did it because it was the right thing to do. I know it isn’t much. It is all I can do right now. Til another check comes in.
I also told her of a food bank that I know passes out meat in town. I hope she goes. I will find out if she does or not. As I sent her to the one my boyfriend helps out at. This will let me know if she is pulling the wool over my eyes or really does need the help.
When was the last time you helped someone in need?