Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Blog Action Day: Fight Poverty With Pennies
Everyone is thinking a little more about poverty in a more personal way these days.. What with the constant railing on about the global economic crisis and all. Ironically, it will be likely that charities will be hardest hit.
There have been times in my childhood and young adult hood where I was, indeed, below the "poverty line" but truly, I have always had much more than many. Always a roof (occasionally in a dangerous neighborhood), always some food (I'm glad I like potatoes) and always a few leftover pennies.
I am inclined to think that, even with budgets tightening, there is an opportunity to be fully aware of what we have, by giving some away.
In every budget there is some spare change that could be gathered to give the gift of a goat, a flock of chickens, or even a llama, which could really make a huge difference to an entire family.
It might be the richest you've ever felt.