My neighbor Tom has the biggest heart… and the biggest house, the biggest truck, the most outdoor furniture one backyard can hold, and three garages stockpiled with stuff. He’s our neighbor who loves to host every neighborhood party featuring everything you could wish to eat or drink. He seems to have all the advice on the best vacation destinations. And, he is the first one to give anything away upon casually overhearing that someone is in need.
Although my husband and I do our best to be polite and gracious of his friendship and goodwill, we often wonder at what cost Tom does all of this, both financially and personally. Tom and his wife do well for themselves, this much I know.