No filters, crazy honest, crazy fun

You thought I was going to say about that bass didn’t you? Haha no worries…not happening unless there’s video and I’m singing and dancing.

I really like helping people. Whether it be to build a business, give to someone in need, or just be an ear to listen I thoroughly enjoy helping people. I say it was because it was the way I was raised. My mom is the exact same way. I was raised that if you know or see someone in need no matter the circumstance, you go out of your way to try and help that person.

There is a family where I live that they call the “van family” because a mother and her disabled son live in their van. I just recently started following them on a Facebook page that was created for them and it just breaks my heart to see them in such a situation. Their van was broken down and towed out of the parking lot it has resided in for the last at least 2 years I’ve been aware of and the owner of a local shop has graciously offered to fix their van at no charge.

People in our community have reached out put them up in a hotel for a week until the van is fixed. But I keep seeing an underlying problem….the mother. She is basically refusing all help to her if it is not up to her standards. My question is this, if you are in that kind of situation….are you really supposed to have standards? Or wouldn’t you graciously accept any and all help that was given to you?

I would hope that I would never find myself in that situation….but I keep thinking of something happened and my husband lost his job…we’d lose everything….well just about everything. I would hope that there would be kind people out there to help us if we truly needed it. I would never say no to something just because it wasn’t up to my standards….or even my liking.

it breaks my heart…..a person in need feels that they can be choosey on the help they get…which it is a free country the last time I checked so yes she most certainly can be….but that doesn’t change how i feel any less.

I’ve done my fair share of fundraising, helping with benefits, giving away things to people in need, help people build their business, etc.

What are your thoughts? If something this tragic were to happen to you, would you accept any and all help? Or would you pick and choose? I would really like some honest answers and not what people think is right or what I want to hear….this is something that has been eating at me the last couple of days.

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Comments on: "Because I’m all about….." (3)

  1. I’ve never been in a position to really need help, but I would find no guilt in accepting help, especially if my family needed it. I try to do my share of community volunteering, and thank God that I’m able to. I don’t ever judge anyone in need, and help if I can.

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  2. I’ve been in a spot where I needed help. At first I said no thank you and kept pushing and pushing. I would never be picky. If someone offered and I needed it I would definitely accept such help. A lot of times pride gets in your way. I know someone…a few people who are homeless and refuse help. I also know people who don’t need help and give sob stories to make life better. Its all in a person. That mother…as I am a mother should be doing everything to make life for her child. She may be doing that but people in need in my opinion and past experience shouldn’t be picky.

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  3. Growing up we were very poor. I know my mom felt horrible going to the food pantries and such but she did what she had to do. As kids we complained that we didn’t like the food given to us but she would remind us that we couldn’t be picky as someone helped us out and gave us food. If it wasn’t for that help we would have gone hungry. I am in a much better position now than I was as a kid but if I ever was in a position of needing help I would never refuse help if it was offered to me. I don’t understand how someone in such a desperate state could be picky about help offered. I guess it goes to show that we are now very much a “me” society.

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