I’m in a lucky place. I’ve ended up with a relatively well paid job and a husband who earns more than me. We’re not rich, but we can buy what we want on our weekly supermarket shop and still have money left over.
It wasn’t always like this. Before we married both of us have had times when we have really struggled financially. Lots, actually. Folk helped each of us then and never asked us to pay them back. We really, really appreciate those folk. Once upon a time one of them told me not to pay it back, but to pay it forward.
So that is my aim. I’ll help financially if I can. Happy to help – that’s what friends are for. But I don’t need it back. My challenge, if you accept it, is to pay it forward. With love.