I have to share this today... One of the groups I belong to has a large number of members from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The group just raised its price on a dinner event that made it a stretch for some of us. The increase in cost is more than I expected or budgeted for. I heard from someone else that it's simply too much for her, and she wasn't going. A friend offered to pay my way. I said thank but, no. If I fiddled with my budget and spent less on this and that, I'd scrape enough together. "No, no, I want to help." "No. I can manage it." "Well, how about if I pay the increase?" "No...I can manage it." "Really...I want you there. I'd like to help." "Ummm...You know, I can manage it. But so-and-so can't. You could help by treating her." "OK!" How sweet and kind is that?! Good people do exist! And I'm so fortunate and blessed to know them!