Thursday, February 14, 2013

Is it worth it............

Saving money is on everyone's mind; even more these days. I try to cut corners where possible, but there are some things I just will not consider.
I Can remember one of the times some friends and I went to serve dinner at a homeless shelter.
When we go each person is responsible for getting one of the things being served.
During this certain visit one of the things we served was Peanut-butter sandwiches.
I was the one in charge of getting what we needed to make them.

Shopping at the local grocery store, I went and picked up the bread I needed then I headed over to the peanut-butter. Looking at the peanut butter, I spotted my brand.
Remember when I said there are some things I wouldn't consider cutting corners on? well peanut-better is one.
I started to reach for the name brand I ate, "but I need so much", I thought to myself.
So I thought, "I'll get the store brand and save".
I put 5 jars of peanut butter in my cart and walked away.
I really had an uneasy feeling as soon as I put the jars in my cart.

"How could I get the store-brand for people who are going through such a hard time, when I wouldn't even eat it?", I asked myself.

I turned my cart around and went and returned the store-brand for the name-brand I liked.

Was I thinking more highly of myself than the people at the shelter? I don't know?
What I do know is being at the shelter, The eyes looking back into mine, would be thankful for anything. People with tears in their eyes because you give them
an extra cookie or a second helping. They would never know what kind of peanut-butter I used, but I would.


Hanna said...


I know what you mean. I'm the same way when I donate to food drives and other types of collections.

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