Love is Love!
But, we NEVER asked for a handout or expected our city, government or church for anything unless we needed it. And you better believe our parents expected us to have a plan to pay back society for being generous to us. For example getting reduced lunches at school meant feeding the homeless and growing so much in our garden in the summer to give to someone who had nothing to eat. Our parents also taught us to give and do it with love no matter who it was. We probably needed a Thanksgiving meal as much as the people we served at our church. But, we also cooked, served and cleaned it all up because that is what you do when people are in need.
So not counting living on a farm and babysitting me in my late 40’s I have had 4 jobs in my life! Why? because you don’t need to jump from job to job unless they are paying you more because they have heard of your awesome rep and work ethic. When other companies did come with an offer Payless always countered it to make me stay and Home Depot I left for maternity leave to have my son. I then went to work for my photography mentor who taught me all the basics. In return I did more than expected. Swept floors, cleaned the bathrooms, set the studio for sessions and whatever he asked of me.