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Value What You Have

I saw this poster and thought, shouldn't we all live like we have less and value what we do have. That's the way I try to live.

I have always felt that if people weren't so materialistic and selfish with their money, there wouldn't be so many people living in poverty. Is it really necessary to have money in the bank that you will never spend in your life time, or your kids life time. Do you have to drive the most expensive vehicle, carry a designer bag or wear designer shoes. What about having a house that has enough square footage to house a few families. I just don't get it. I realize people work hard for their money and success, but giving is the real key to success in my eyes.                          

We have homeless people that didn't choose to be, families without food and water here in the United States. It just shouldn't be... don't become so focused on things that you become blinded to what life is for so many people." Of the world's 6.7 billion people, 1.02 billion people are hungry, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization's "State of Food Insecurity in the World" 2008 figures." Also, Sixteen-thousand children die from hunger-related-causes every day, according to the book, "Where and Why Are 10 Million Children Dying Every Year?" That's something to think about.

As for me, I was not on put on this earth to collect things. When I leave this earth I really don't want people remembering me by what I had or didn't have. I want people to remember me by what I did for others.

I volunteered and was on the board for WHEAT until I opened my store - Tamera Zivic is the executive director and CEO of World Hunger Education, Advocacy & Training (WHEAT) in Phoenix. This is a great organization to get involved with to end world hunger.

If you find it in your heart to care for someone else, you will have succeeded.
     -- Maya Angelou

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something that you do in your spare time.
     -- Marion Wright Edelman

Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
     -- Martin Luther King Jr.

“When someone steals another's clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.” 
― Basil the Great


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