This season of the year is supposed to be about giving. Yet we often get caught up in rush of shopping and the anxiety of it all.
It’s kind of silly that we make such a big production about what kind of gifts we’ll buy each other. Others are struggling to find something to eat.
This month I’ve decided to sacrifice a little, to try help someone else in need. While it may not be too much, I’ve committed to not buying any coffee this month. No lattes, cappuccinos, or Starbucks double shots. This can easily add up to $50 a month (shocking, I know). I’m going to try to minimize the amount that I eat out and spend on little things I don’t really need.
At the end of the month, I’ll take the money I saved and donate it to Kiva.org.
Also, this month if you donate coffee to me with the little link on the sidebar, that will go to the donation fund as well.
I figured I might as well donate to someone to give them an opportunity to support them self, rather than buy poor children toys. I think starvation takes priority over hotwheels and barbies.
And if you’re wondering… To be honest, I don’t know who Timmy is.
I do know that people are more likely to act to help someone though when they hear a name (which I find a little sad). That’s why I put Timmy in the title. Not to mention, in the famous Christmas story with Mr. Scrooge, Timmy is the little boy that desperately needs help. So it seems fitting.
Just imagine how different it would be if opportunity was spread more evenly throughout the world. I can’t help but think how different it could be if people didn’t get their egos so wrapped up in what they own. If the rich didn’t care so much about having 3 BMW’s and a Porsche, that money could easily go to giving a struggling business man a chance in a third world country.
So I just wanted to let you know what I’m trying to do differently this year. Not to big note myself (it’s hardly anything), but to hopefully inspire some of you to do the same.
Let me know if you decide to join in on this little project, “Save Timmy.” I’ll add your link to the bottom at the bottom of this article.