Thursday, June 4, 2009

Good deeds - cold feet

It's an annual event. A group at our church holds a "Good Deeds" auction as a fun excuse for donating money to help our young families send their kids to camp.

Everyone gets into the action - the kids offer car washes, babysitting, yard work. Adults promise things like baking pies, making dinners, sewing, providing dinner music. One year a bidding "war" shot the price of a pie to $80. It is always a fun evening - for a good cause.

So... here I am - wondering how I can participate. I seriously thought about contributing a promissory note - I promise not to bake a pie/cookies/cake for you for the next year. That could possibly raise a lot of money, but it seems a bit negative.

I decided to do what I know I can do - make note cards.

As I put the finishing touches on the last cards tonight, I got cold feet. It is one thing for me to use my cards... it is an entirely different ball game to think anyone will pay $$ for these for any reason other than pity. (We can't just let her stuff sit there without a bid!)

I don't know... that promissory note is starting to look really good.

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7


Anonymous said...

I may be partial but there truly ought to be Barb's Cards there at this auction!!! Please don't "chicken out".....they will sell!!!!! c. nottingham

Anonymous said...

Barb --- I offer ten dollars for two of your cards! I really would like to use them~!!! If I should bid on more than two at a time let me know---I can keep on.

Hope I win!!! MOm

cHim-prints said...

Thank you both for the confidence boost.

I packaged them in groups of 5... can we still count on your $10, Mom?

(I have a good mother, don't I?)

Anonymous said...

If the package if 5, then how about $25? I can do that. Mom

Anonymous said...

You go MOM! :D How wonderful!!!! I'm often the counterbidder...shall I raise that bid? Just kidding! :D

c. nottingham

Joel and Marcie Fenske said...

Your cards really ARE wonderful. Please let us all know how they did!