have you walked a mile in someone else’s shoes?
For those of you who complain that people have asked for help around Christmas, saying “oh but Christmas comes every Dec 25th”…”save $20 here or there”, have you ever actually needed help? Have you ever been in the situation to need to ask for assistance? Have you ever been sick, Unemployed, or disabled? I’m going to assume no. It takes a lot to ask for help (for most people). Many are too embarrassed, and when a Hamper or toys are delivered to their house they don’t know what to say, aside from “thank you”. Many people can’t make ends meet as it is, let alone providing a Christmas Dinner for their family. Good on you to the family who purchased a dinner for $20, glad you were able to do that for yourself. Don’t dis others who can’t do that.
In my case, I’ve needed help. Im on AISH and have a disabled child. I get AISH and work a couple days a week (when I’m able). My rent and basic utilities, transportation and basic staple food take up 100% of my income. Yes I have a phone. My mom pays for it cause I MUST have a phone for my daughter’s sake and appointments.
So before you bash people for asking for help, unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, don’t. If you’ve never been in a situation of needing help, consider yourself greatful!