I just need to keep reminding myself that there is a lot of GOOD out there. And that what I am doing is worth it.
These two emails I received from two Lupies from USA; Austin and Tennessee. I felt bad but I had to tell them that I cannot deliver these goodies overseas… they cost about $60 each… > . <
But, this is the reply I received.
I did a little small thing for the upcoming World Lupus Day.
Please check my update here.
Lupus has taught me a lot of things… and one of the most important lessons would be…
Raised by a strong, self-less woman, my mother always instil and has always been the EPITOME caregiver and pillar for everyone around her. She takes care everyone and tries to always, always meet everyone’s needs and wants. Whilst I am nowhere near as saintly as my mother is, asking for help; whether it is for money or a favour, is not my strongest forte. I would avoid it all I can, and if I cannot avoid it, the guilt that would be bestowed upon me would tail-gate me for weeks, months and sometimes… years.
It just bothered me when I feel like I am bothering or taking away something from others…
So, it has been extremely emotionally and mentally challenging journey for me when I had to fund raise enough money for my Lupus Care Pack project.
And now, with the second part of the project still to go… I have to raise more funds to help me generate some assistance and deliver some packages.
I do try to hand-deliver some of them who live close-by, but this is not the only people who would benefit.
I have a few things in mind, though, that sit better with my psyche than the Generosity Indiegogo website… I would be setting up another craft/bake-sale market day, some time before the end of this year. The markets are usually more crowded during warmer months, so I will see how I go.
Next challenge for this little one.
Wish me luck on my slow, slow, snail-pace journey.
I love you all.
Keep warm xxo