I don’t participate in Black Friday or any of these buying sprees but God gave me a way to challenge this mindset and help my neighbors at the same time. This morning as I was doing my laundry I was very upset to hear that the Police had to get involved because yet another customer was nearly trampled and beaten at Walmart in New Jersey over a Flat Screen TV!! Outrageous!! Also Walmart workers barely earn a living wage while the Founders live the lives of Kings, Queens, Princes & Emperors.
Earlier this Saturday I was shopping at one of my local grocery stores. As I got on the line there was an elderly woman in front of me carefully counting out her few dollars and change trying to pay for her groceries. She did not have enough money. Right then and there I decided to pay the difference. The clerk and the woman were in shock. My contribution was only $2 bucks but hopefully I made a positive difference in this senior’s life. She was grateful. As I turned to give her some extra change, she had disappeared. My heart is filled with joy being able to help a senior citizen in need. If you follow the news you know the budget for SNAP aka Food Stamps has been cut. This means the poor, disabled and elderly are getting less food stamps and going hungry. This should not be! I live in one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York, Brownsville/Bed-Stuy.
THIS IS MY CHALLENGE TO ALL WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE FOR THE NEXT 60 DAYS. PAY FOR AN ELDER’S OR DISABLED PERSON’S GROCERIES AT YOUR LOCAL STORE AND/OR PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE & PETS! THANK YOU.
In the spirit of spreading Love, Joy and Understanding I want to Nominate a Woman who embodies Faith, Love, Caring and Compassion, Ms. Catherine Townsend-Lyon for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award.
Please read Catherine’s highly relevant post on the evils and greed of Black Friday. http://catherinelyonaddictedtodimes.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/black-friday-brings-out-the-evil-in-others-so-why-bother/