I can understand the paranoia.
My friend was speaking to another woman about how the soup kitchen could be revamped and upgraded to serve more. Do to sudden life changes, she lost contact with the woman. Several months later the woman took the idea and created a successful nonprofit.
Ideas are free. Don’t be stingy.
And sometimes the idea has to be heard by the right ears.
My friend realized she lacked the ability to bring that idea to life and wasn’t upset at this woman who had the strength to leave her abusive husband, lived in the car with her kids, eating at a homeless shelter and made this work.