"$10 is not enough."
This was the statement made to me recently by a phone solicitor. She went through the spiel. Children's wish something network - not Make-A-Wish. I had be generous in the past with the "smallest" gift of $10. If they sent out the card in a week could I do the smallest - yes she repeated smallest a couple times - gift again. Yes. Okay maam let me transfer you to my - whatever they call the person who confirms your address and if your are comfortable with the amount. "Mrs. Huebner are you comfortable with $15?" "No, I said $10." Blah, blah, blah. Basically the jist was $10 was not enough.
Okay maybe my ten bucks isn't a ton o' money BUT if I give $10 and then next person and the next person. I know all of you can add and multiply, take your pick. Either way, it adds up pretty quickly.
When she told me my gift was not enough I thought of two things. Okay three but one is way inappropriate.
#1 Take my name off of your list - which I said.
side note - they hate it when you say that and most get pretty snarky.
#2 Thank you that I am enough for God. Broken and worn, he doesn't care. Flawed and cranky, no matter. I am enough.
You are enough and God is enough for you. He wants you and your smallest gift!
My ten bucks and then some will go elsewhere. I wonder if they will try to bully someone else into giving more because their gift wasn't good enough.
I'm hearing the words to Little Drummer Boy in my head and truth be told I'm starting to cry.
♫♪ I have no gift to bring....shall I play for you.♫♪
In this upcoming Holiest of Seasons I'm begging you to GIVE your smallest gift whenever you can. Then GIVE some more and then after that MORE.
You are enough - your gifts are worth giving.
The best things come in the smallest packages...like smiles and hugs and a tear shed in joy or tears shed standing together with a loved one in sorrow.
So here's $10 worth of 1,2,3
#1 Don't let the haters hate - your gift IS enough
#2 repeat #1
#3 repeat #1 and #2 - what did you expect for $10?
God is so good - go prove it to someone today♥