I saw a friend yesterday doing a random act of kindness. He was giving something away that he didn’t need anymore, and giving it to someone that could use it. She kept insisting that she needed to pay him, and he was insisting that she doesn’t need to.
What do you do in these situations? The person on the receiving end is really feeling a need to pay something for what you’re giving them or they wouldn’t offer several times. You are sincere about just giving the items away, not expecting or wanting payment. Solution? Tell the person on the receiving end that you don’t need the money, but there are many good organizations that do. Ask the person to give whatever money they would have given you, but give it to your favorite cause. It’s a win-win-win situation. You get rid of the stuff you didn’t need, your friend gets something they need without feeling like they owe you and a good cause gets some money to further their work.
What is your favorite cause? It’s not only important to have a cause in mind, but know how they accept donations. Mine is online and they accept donations via check or PayPal. Okay, so that’s only one of my many favorites… Also, if the person doesn’t have the money, but still wants to do something, you can encourage them to donate some of their stuff to a thrift store or help serve others through one of the organizations.