Feed a Hungry Child
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Northeast Arkansas is gearing up to send our children back to school in a few weeks. We are having food drives (teachers sneak around and pack the backpacks of impoverished children on Fridays) and school supply drives.
At first, I thought that I might not contribute this year. I took a pretty serious salary reduction in order to get my dream job. My expenses have increased a little bit. I have to watch my $$ pretty closely in the summer. What is one person anyway? No one will miss me this one year.
Then I got to thinking about all the people who are losing their jobs and their homes right now. And what happened to me in the last year? I landed my dream job. Hmmmm. I am prospering as so many others suffer. Yes. One person DOES matter. If I can supply one child with school supplies, that is one life I will touch this year. If I can supply just a jar of peanut butter, some crackers, a couple of boxes of mac & cheese, and some sugar free jello, I might feed a family for a weekend. A family that might otherwise go hungry. It seems mighty selfish of me to think that ONE person doesn't matter when there are hungry people in the world.
I had big plans to head to a big fabric sale at Walmart as soon as I get my paycheck in my hot little hands on Friday. That is an indulgence that I do not need. Instead, I am going to feed a child and give him school supplies that will make him or her smile.
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