Doing my small part
I just wanted to share this story with all of you. I'm not sure you if any of you have heard of the devastating tornado that hit Massachusetts just a couple of days ago but for a state like ours we aren't used to tornados and certainly took cities by storm. My cousin has spent all day down in Springfield/ Monson helping others cope with this disaster.
So of course my mother being the civil service person she is (she works as a social worker) started brain storming ideas to help. She decided she was going to bake some cookies and put her two legs, two arms, and one loving heart to work over the weekend.
Since I lost my job back at the end of March I have really put a lot of energy and money into couponing; to start a stock pile. Granted it wasn't a large one but it was one that I felt proud of no matter what. So I decided that I would downsize my small stock pile to help those in Springfield/ Monson area. Granted to me it seems so small but to those who are receiving it, it will make them feel a little more human and loved.
It was cute that my mom saw all of the items were are donating and she said, "I'm glad we are able to donate all this." I part of me chuckled because the majority of the items I had bought but I was willing to share the spot light. Of course I had to be slightly sarcastic and replied "Remember mom, when I would come back with 6 of the same item and you replied, "Why do we need all this Sh*!." Well now you know." Of course she apologized, teared up and replied, "I'm glad you did this because now we are able to help others even though it was meant for us. Thank you!"
Last edited by ClippingNikki; 06-02-2011 at 10:30 PM.
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