We all know folks whom we would consider to be tight or cheap with their money. This is not the same as being SELFISH.
SELFISH is defined as (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. This is one of those quiet, deadly sins that sneak up in our lives without much notice at first.
About a month ago, I was shopping in a relatively new store in our city, a type of décor shop where you can purchase items to decorate your home.
An interesting conversation took place next to me. Two nice friends were discussing a 3rd person’s dilemma of owning a new home and not having a clue as to how to decorate it.
One of the ladies said, “Why don’t you help her? You are a professional decorator and she would absolutely love your help.” To which the woman sweetly replied, “No thanks.”
The conversation escalated, “Come on, why won’t you help her a little? It won’t cost you anything; and, I bet she would pay you.” The woman sweetly said, “Please drop it, too much effort.”
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