#47. Get the “Small Stuff” Taken Care Of

When you are living with grief or illness, the small stuff can often turn into “big stuff.” By “small stuff”, I mean if your kid is going to the same birthday party as your friend’s kid, then buy and wrap a gift for them to bring. Cover teacher’s gifts and end of the year gifts. This isn’t necessarily a financial gift, it is a gift of convenience. A few years ago, when my God son had a tumor in his brain, we wrapped up bottles of wine in Christmas bags with tags attached in case my friend decided she was up to go to a Christmas party, then she would have hostess gifts ready to go.