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A Cup of Coffee or a Pair of Shoes

Could you live on $2 a day? You are probably laughing at such a ridiculous question but half the global population does just that.

If you make $35,000 a year you are in the top 4 percent of the worlds wealthiest people. And we seem to go in debt living on that and more.

How do we impact those that live on $2 a day and change our lifestyle so that we live on what we make?      We do not buy into our country’s consumerism mindset.              Choose to buy only what we need.              Shop smarter.              Do not use credit cards.              Create a new mindset.

When I am wanting items I do not need I have begun to think about the child in the village I met on my last trip that did not have shoes, clean water, or more than rice to eat.

I donate clothing I have not worn for a season to local refugees coming to our country with not much more than the clothes on their backs.

We do live differently than those in third world countries, we have mortgages, we need cars to get to our jobs, insurance, school supplies for our children and medical issues come up.

But what would happen if we cut back on one cup of coffee from the coffee shop a week? Or one lunch a week purchased at a restaurant? *$260 would happen. *Water filtration systems for five families for ten years would happen. *Food bags that would last a month for 33 families would happen.

If you think you can not make a difference you are wrong. Just start somewhere. You will not only be a blessing to someone in need but you will be blessed beyond measure.

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