Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Different.

It is the season when people celebrate. My actual family where I live is down to one person. My chosen family is also very small. And most of all, none of us want a lot of THINGS anymore.

Today I read an article on personal giving, and I have really joined the ranks of those who just help people around them who need something. It isn't that I have a lot of money. It's that people around me sometimes hit a wall and just cannot cope, while I have enough spare change to make their situations better.

I no longer have a job that brings in excess income -- but I have a job that will not disappear, and that counts for a lot. So it is only right to share some of that good fortune with those who have a hard time.

2 comments:

whynowannex said...

Amen to that.

When I calculated just the shipping costs for Christmas, I let everyone know it definitely wasn't happening. If they felt obliged, they could give to a good cause in my name, because that's what I was going to do.

I already have too much stuff, and buying more isn't going to help anyone.

Bryan @ Why Now?

VP said...

I think the world is consumed with accumulating things, the haves and have nots. The middle class is half dead and the lower class is dead.