living our best life – a hundred bucks

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Over the past several weeks I have read about ways that this global situation has brought out the very best and the very worst in people.  But it is comforting to know that all of you amazingly kind, loving, and generous people here on WP go out of your way to help others as you are able.

So my question for you this week is, “If you were given $100, or the equivalent, and you had to give it away, what would you do with it?”

I look forward to reading your awesome responses, and I thank you in advance for your comments.

 

` “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
― John Bunyan

108 thoughts on “living our best life – a hundred bucks

  1. One of the Lady in my church class lost her job so I told her that I did not want to offend her but I wanted to bless her with a small cash gift. She was surprised but happy. It was her younger son Birthday so I asked her if she wanted she could buy him another gift. When I give cash money and I do not have much, I always tell people that I don’t mean any offence but, etc. Is that ok with you?

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    • God bless you for reaching out and helping others. I am sure the gift you have given to this woman has given her the reassurance that she is noticed, and loved and cared for. May God richly bless you and you have so richly blessed others!

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  2. I have not really thought of what I would do in that particular circumstance. I usually wait and that ‘something’ will usually bob up when it is ready 😀
    But an equivalent event was I was given $300 for doing a job that I would have done for nothing. I refused it initially but they refused to not pay me for something that I had done for them. After receiving it I had this urge (I say urge 😂 ), to tuck it away as she would need it at a later time when things may not be as ‘financial’.
    It was given in love so it shall be returned in kind 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  3. What a great idea to share here, Wendi, to take our minds off of ourselves, and onto our Lord’s perspective of kindness and giving! I would ask God to show me who He wants to bless, and I know He would highlight a person or family or ministry–it’s always something that I don’t expect when I ask that of Him. He knows the giving that He wants to encourage! May you be blessed tonight, also, dear friend!

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    • I LOVE this Bettie, that you would pray first and let God lead you to where the money should go…and with so many people in need…….I am sure the prayer would be answered quickly! 🙂 Thank you so very much for sharing and stopping by………please keep safe.

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  4. Hi Wendi…. I’d the money to the MS charity, here in Geelong…. I’m afraid the charity shops are all in lock-down, but this terrible for the groups that rely on charity shop, and these vital cogs in our communities are being overlooked….

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  5. There’s an interesting spin-off question to this. I’m assuming I’d give the money to a charity, but how do we decide which one? Just in the UK, there are a quarter million charities, each and every one doubtless a good cause. So, how do we decide?

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  6. i wait until i hear/see a situation that arises, it always reveals itself, and give it to the person in need without question. i carried a down winter coat in my car, waiting to find a homeless woman who might need it, and we crossed paths early on, –

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  7. I would give it to our local food pantry. This is a smaller community, and they have done an amazing job of providing food for those that lost their jobs and can’t work from home, as well as the people they already help along the way.

    A friend of mine was the director for several years, and she would tell us that the pantry can buy so much more for the donated money, than what the public could buy at the groceries stores for the same amount and then donate.

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  8. Thank you for sharing!!.. I would give it to a “reputable” organization to help others.. they would have more resources than I… there is a lot I can do without the money… 🙂

    Hope all is well with you and your family and until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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    • This is a wonderful idea Ruth! I know there are so many people who have lost their jobs and my heart breaks for each one of them. Thank you for stopping by and commenting and please take very good care of yourself.

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  9. I’d put it in an envelope, write a thank you type note and send it anonymously to a young person who I know could use and appreciate the money. In fact when and if I receive my first disability check that is what I’m going to do.

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    • I think this is an AWESOME idea! I love how you are thinking about someone who would appreciate the money and you are doing it without being recognized! You have a beautiful soul………thank you for sharing.

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    • I love that you pray first and let God direct your donation…………it never fails that when I pray about giving away money or objects, God always directs me to the perfect person or place! Thank you so very much for sharing Kathy! 🙂 Please stay safe.

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  10. Hi Wendi! I once received exactly 100.00 when I was brand new to God from someone who prayed. God led her to us. Our family was in great need of food that week. Our boys were small, and I was still tied to much sin in my life. Praise God! If I were given 100.00, I would pray about who needed this cash until I heard from the Lord. I would carry it everywhere with me (not that I am going too many places these days) in case He directed me to a stranger. Thank you and God bless you this given Sunday. Love in Christ, Julie

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  11. Hi Wendi! When I was a brand new believer, someone gave us 100.00 after she prayed. God led her to us. We were in great need of food that week. Our boys were small and I was still tied to much sin in my life. Praise God! If I had 100.00 to give, I would pray until I heard from God who to give it to. I would carry it with me (not that I am going many places these days) in case God told me to give it to a stranger. Have blessed rest of this given Sunday. Love in Christ, Julie

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    • I LOVE this Julie……….I am so happy to read that someone blessed you when you were in need, and this was done through listening to God’s voice. I have heard God tell me on several occasions to give money to complete strangers. It is truly amazing to walk up and give someone cash and tell them that God spoke to me and told me you needed this and see their reaction………Thank you so very much for listening to His voice when you give to others. God bless you and please stay safe.

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  12. Definitely give it to someone I knew who lost there job, and couldn’t pay their bills, or buy groceries. #More Blessed To Give. A wonderful question! I you have a chance, I wrote and posted a letter for everyone. God bless!

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  13. When I was in college I gave money away- my dad wasn’t that impressed, but I didn’t care. I liked paying bills for others. You are right, $100 wouldn’t do much. But, it would help, like those bills I used to help finish paying. If it was our world last year, I’d give it to allow a couple to have dinner out (gods, I’d love to eat out somewhere that wasn’t fast food!). Today? Resurrection Sunday is almost here, Perhaps buying a bunch of 4 or 6 pack flowers and dropping them off in various yards for people to plant? Flowers feed a soul.

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    • What a beautiful heart you have Kris, helping pay others’ bills while you were in college – this is a HUGE deal my friend!!!!
      I love that you would like to spread happiness and beauty by leaving people flowers…….this is such a great idea. God bless you for all you do and have done for others. Be safe. 🙂

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    • this is a GREAT idea. I can’t imagine how stressful it is right now for those who are trying hard to supply food to those in need. Thank you so very much for stopping by to comment, I appreciate it. Take care of yourself!

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  14. I a minute, and regret that I didn’t have more.
    We aren’t losing much, is anything, from this pandemic. We are lucky hubby can work from home, and wasn’t laid off when they slashed 20% of his company’s workforce. And I still get my disability…the little that it is.
    So we have been trying to help the small businesses we love so much. We’ve bought gift certificates, ordered from them on line…. and I gave extra to the food bank.
    If I see a stimulus check that will be donated, either to someone I personally know who has been affected, or to a local charity.
    No matter how little I have, I always try to give something. At one time in my life I had to depend on the kindness of others, I will forever pay it forward. But even if that had not happened I believe I would always give. If not money, time, kindness, something of myself.
    As Anne Frank said, ‘You are never too poor to give.’
    Since getting sick I have felt like I can’t contribute, I can’t make a difference, I can’t help anyone. I’m lucky enough that I can help some a little monetarily, and that makes me feel like I may have made a difference, in some small way, I may have helped. But that’s not why I do it, that’s just a byproduct.
    At this time, I feel so helpless, I wish I knew how to help. Not being able to touch those who really need human contact is breaking my heart.
    A long answer again.

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    • Hey Wendy! It is so great to read your WONDERFUL response!!!! You have such a beautiful heart always thinking about others and how you can serve them.
      Please KNOW that you have made a difference, you have helped, and with this response, you have given others who will read this ideas on how they can reach out and assist during these times of uncertainty! God bless you for caring so much………..reading your comments made me smile and my heart sing……….

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      • Thank you Wendi, you are kind.
        I wanted to mention a small thing people are doing in my neighborhood.
        We are putting are in our windows, and stuffed animals (so the kids can search them out) people are creating sidewalk art… all to boost spirits during this time.
        One Sunday we had an hour where one neighbor played music from her garage for all who could hear, a duo who performs in a local place has gone around performing from the street.
        It’s been amazing to see the kindness. The unity in our community.

        Anyone can do some of these things.
        I put art in my windows and stuffed animals.
        I’m going to try to do more, but that I could do no matter how sick.

        Stay safe. xoxo. Hugs from afar

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      • I LOVE this Wendy! thank you so very much for mentioning it here! I hope people who live in “normal” neighborhoods will do these things………we don’t have a window facing the road nor do we have really any traffic down our road………but for those who do, these are AWESOME. Thanks again for mentioning it here! God bless you my friend……you are so wonderful.

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      • Thank you Wendi.
        We do have a special neighborhood.
        I feel so blessed to have moved here. If we still lived in our last place when this hit it would be much harder. This neighborhood makes a big difference. I really am so very grateful.
        Namaste my friend. May this bring is all closer and end sooner than expected. Blessings

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  15. Ooo this is a good one, but a very, very difficult one. There are so many in need right now. I’m tempted to say the local hospital for PPE protective wear for doctors and nurses, even just masks, because the situation in the UK seems to be dire. No protection for staff, no protection for patients. xx

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    • I think this is a GREAT way to assist efforts in keeping people safe and maybe someone who drops by here and reads your comments and have masks they can donate may do so because of you! Thank you so very much Caz for taking time to stop by. Please take great care of yourself.

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  16. Wendi, I am unable to give you an exact answer off the top of my head for I don’t do something like that until I am “guided” to. There is no doubt in my mind that yes someone or a circumstance would cross paths with me showing me who or where to give that $100. Cool post, Wendi! xo

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    • 🙂 I love this AmyRose and I appreciate you taking time to comment. This is exactly how we donate money……….I am led to people or places and that is an amazing feeling. God bless you and yours……….

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  17. Many Americans will be faced with a similar decision if their own needs are met and they are given the stimulus check from the government. We intend to pray over the money when we receive it since we are ok with what we have right now. Then God will direct us.

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    • This is absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for thinking about those, like you said, that can’t speak for themselves…….what a beautiful thing to do. I hope you and yours are well and you are taking GREAT care of youself. Please stay safe.

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      • Thanks so much, Wendi. My daughter bought a car from her brother last year sometime and we were finding it a problem to sell her old one. So we decided unanimously (both of us) to donate it to the Humane Society. They took it to auction and got over $1000 for it which made us both extremely happy. It was a pretty car, just very old. You stay safe and out of the fray as well. I have my daughter here that takes care of shopping for me and she goes out in mask and gloves. No sense in taking chances.

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      • what a wonderful blessing that car was for so many animals!!! I love this. You have such a beautiful heart.
        I am glad your daughter is able to help you out, I know she must be as amazing as you. 🙂

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  18. Basic necessities like Food, Water and Travel facilities for Migrant workers who have decided to go back to their own states, even if it is by walking; and Equipment for the Medical staff are Issues NOT addressed by the modi administration. My money would go for that. But the BIG question would be: How to do that. 😦 …Regards and Love, my Dear Wendi.

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