We’ve recently been asking people for help, offering some suggestions as to the form it might take.
One idea was if they knew of a house situation in northern Arizona where we could barter our talents and services for rent. Another was to contribute to our Move Fund. And, the 3rd was to keep us in their thoughts and prayers.
One of my friends came up with another, this one a lead for some unusual -for us- paid contract work. With this Sunday being Mother’s Day, the florist where she works was looking for drivers to make flower deliveries; 800 orders are already in! The pay is per arrangement delivered and we could conceivably earn enough in one day that would be the equivalent of more than a month’s worth of groceries (no, the florist is not paying the equivalent of a bank CEO’s bonus – we’ve just really cut down on expenses!).
It’s appealing to us not just for the money but for a myriad of reasons: Rog and I love flowers, we can spend time together, work as a team (which we do so well), and be messengers of sheer joy as we light up people’s day with flowers and wishing them “Happy Mother’s Day!”
We’ve noticed that with our current financial condition of having less money, we’re actually enjoying it more. We’ve gotten very creative in how we spend our dollars, design our meals, trade goods and services, and now in spreading joy. What a blessing!