I was reading the comments just now about people staying home if they don't have money.
I kinda get this.
And I kinda have another spin on it...for me and mineZ.
We entertain our family, framily and friends at our home A LOT! Pretty much every holiday will find something going on at 13700. We get to hang with our people, make sure everyone is okay, laugh and have a good time. They always ask if they can bring something and, if we need something, I absolutely tell them what I need but they know they dont' have to because we always have plenty and then some. Like...we FORCE folks to take EVERY.SINGLE.BIT of food left with them so I don't have to look at or deal with it.
We have the type of friendships where everyone is well aware when someone is going through something and I'm starting to realize that it's because we TRULY consider each other friends who are more like family (FRAMILY) and have no problem sharing with people who they know love them, support them and have their best interests at heart.
I would feel like shit if I found out someone in our inner circle felt like they couldn't come kick it with us because their money is funny. Hell...we've given gas money to folks before just so they can make it out to 13700 and back. Why? Cuz depression is real and it can take it out of you and being around people who make you feel good can give you a charge that is unmeasurable.
PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE.
And I want to make sure that we all continue to have that.
NOW...THAT SAID...if you show up to a dinner at a restaurant and didn't let somebody know prior to going that your money was funny and you needed some help...you might get cussed out later on by some of OUR framily. All you gotta do is open your mouth and we will work it out. We all have each others numbers, emails, facebooks, etc. You better say something to somebody. Simple. I know for a FACT that, in the past, we've changed restaurants at the last minute in order to accommodate everyone's budget. We recognize everybody's money is different and we're good.
That's all I wanted to say. In my circle we do more than enough to make sure everyone gets to kick it no matter what their money is like. We seriously just like each other enough to want to spend time with each other if it's at the house, at lunch or on a beach in Miami.
I hope yall having game parties where people can show up with a 6 pack and some dip and have the time of their life around friends. Or movie night. Or wine and cheese. Or hell...going for a hike or coffee or something.
PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE.
We feed off the energy we create being with those we enjoy being around.
SIP: Oh...and I ever show up somewhere without any money and none of my people hook a sister up...Imma toss all their purses and wallets in a corner and set that corner on fire.