I was unwell at the beginning of the Green Smoothie Detox. I had a sore throat, sinus icky-ness & slight fever a last weekend. I thought I was getting better. I felt much better yesterday. But today…ugh. My head is congested. Sore throat is gone. Can I fit immunity tea into my $2/day budget? I took Olive Leaf extract & vitamin C already. I wonder how much that has taken out of my allotment!
I was already “aware” of extreme poverty. But having to think about whether I should take herbs or eat really makes me realise just how desperate living like this can be. Like I said previously, all my other needs are met, I just have to think about food! I can’t imagine having to make $2 last all day, for everything. $2 a day for my entire family.
I thank God for all that I have. I appreciate the things I have but will be doing a clear-out today. I don’t NEED all this stuff. Starting the 2nd day of this challenge, I don’t even want it. It seems so unfair that I have SO MUCH and others have nothing. Who am I? Why am I so special? I’m not. I was just born in a rich country.
I grew up poor. My Mom struggled to meet our needs. But our needs were met. Sometimes we’d go a whole year with 1 pair of shoes, which is shocking these days. But we had shoes. We always got new clothes for school every Autumn. Most of the time, we also got new backpacks. I thought I knew what poverty was! But I didn’t. We still had loads more than others had. We were never homeless. We always had a place to stay and it was almost always our own home. Mom always had a car. We had birthday parties. Every year, we had Christmas presents, Easter baskets filled with candy, etc.
I didn’t really know what poverty was.