I was driving to the mall this weekend just to get my phone fixed...I probably passed at least 6 men standing out at a corner on my path asking for help. I was so heartbroken for all those who are truly struggling to make ends meet. I was so compelled I actually gave one of them money. I just prayed that he would use it wisely.... but ultimately that part is not my responsibility. Christ calls us to reach out and help the hungry and the homeless and to give. Instead of focusing so much on what we want.... what we just have to have this week, why don't we focus on gratefulness and ways we can help and bless others with the resources we have been given. Make a meal for a friend, give something away to someone who needs it. Instead of throwing things away take them to a shelter and bless men, women and children with what you feel is your trash.... but I guarantee it is their treasure.
My husband and I have been known around here as dumpster divers. We don't care. We just have found that being frugal has huge benefits and blessings. We have found so many wonderful things for our home that someone else decided was trash. I seriously should post some pictures of all the amazing things we have found!!! I just challenge everyone to be appreciative, to be purposeful in their decisions, to look for opportunity to bless someone else!!! I promise you will be more blessed in the end if you do!!!!!