Kmart Layaway- Generous or Suicidal
I started reading this morning's link with such joy in my heart. A fabulous person had gone to Kmart to help others in need and make some children's Christmas morning bright- that is amazing! Not only paying off layaways- but also handing out $50 bills. And then I got to this quote:
"She was doing it in the memory of her husband who had just died, and she said she wasn't going to be able to spend it and wanted to make people happy with it,"
The truth is, the holidays are not merry and cheery for everybody. In fact, while this could have been simply a joyous, generous act- this could also be symptoms of a suicidal woman ready to kill herself to be with her husband. People do sometimes give away all of their belongings before killing themselves because the won't "be able to spend it."
The perils of this job! I see the possiblity that this woman is in extreme pain after losing her partner before the holidays.
If this Christmas is joyous for you- go out and be generous! If you are in pain, you aren't alone. There are a lot of people who understand what you are going through and the extra grief that can be piled high at holiday time. We are to help, or even to point you in the right direction.
Here is hope you have a Merry Christmas... or someone to talk to if this Christmas isn't so merry for you.