Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quick and Frugal Kindness

This isn't a braggie sort of post, its just about doing something kind for someone hurting.
That basket and goodies cost me just under $7. The basket was from the Goodwill and the goodies and fruit were from the store.
I have a thing for baskets, maybe its from a past life or something, but I would fill my house with baskets if I had no self-control. Hmmmmmm, I have self-control with buying baskets but not liquor. Something to explore with a therapist, I guess.
Anyways, Anna's best friend, who we consider a part of our family, Grandfather passed away. Anna had spent quite a bit of time with him. And they were buddies.
As ya know, I'm from da Chicagoland area and in these parts, people don't send over food when someone passes. I think that is a sad thing but its just not the way it is around here. People just give money or flowers. Down south, you will have food in every nook and cranny of your house if someone passes. I've seen it and it was wonderful and a bit scary.
Anywho, the point is it doesn't take a lot of money to let someone know that you care. Make a basket, write a note or give someone a cup of tea and listen. I think being creative more than covers the lack of funds.
Wow, this was way too mushy for me. I'll have to link to porn or something on the next post. Maybe sex baskets?
What is your frugal hack to show da love?
Kind or crazy,
Sonya Ann


Jennifer said...

As a southerner, you are right - food from every direction.

What I started doing though was giving paper products. Toilet paper, paper plates, napkins, disposable silverware, paper towels and drinks. You have all this food, but then the no way to eat it usually!

Sonya Ann said...

Jennifer-That is brilliant! What a way to be helpful. It just seems so odd to me that everyone down south gives food and no one does it here. I guess my Southern roots are showing. I've lived here my entire life but my dad was from Mobile, he always told me it was in the blood. LOL

Frances said...

I have never heard of giving money when someone dies. Food, paper goods, flowers, hugs, but never money.

Oh, yeah, I am a Southerner.

I think your basket is lovely and thoughtful.

Oh, and a friend of mine and I have made sex baskets. They were fun!

McVal said...

The money thing is big in Iowa, although I've made a couple loaves of bread for a neighbor when their dad passed away. What a great idea on the basket!

Donna Freedman said...

Never heard of giving money, either, unless it's to contribute to one of those funds set up at a bank.
It was kind of you to send the basket. But I already knew you are nice.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I wasn't thinking of a sex basket, I was thinking of a SEX BASKET. I hope that cleared everything up. LOL

Sonya Ann said...

McVal-Well, I was broke so that's how the basket started. Sad but true.

Sonya Ann said...

Donna Freedman-It's so odd that there is such a difference and no one talks about it or even knows about it. No one gives food here, someone might order a fruit basket but that's it. It's money or flowers.
And gee shucks, I'm blushing!

Frances said...

You did clear it up for me, Sonya Ann.

Either sex basket works for me. LOL!

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-Me too!