I really just wanted a cup of tea today. I have rent and utilities and all this other stuff to think about and in the middle of this is a lady from Plan International telling me to sponsor a kid.
I tried to explain my situation at home — the utilities, increased bills for varying reasons, helping other people with this or that — and she, the lady speaking, pointed out my cup of tea that I had gotten for $2.62 from Starbucks moments ago.
So I thought as she asked me to sign up right then about what this means. I try not to sign up for things like this because I don’t want to be stuck with anything other than utilities and my phone that I have to pay for every month…
I could live with the expense if I planned it out a bit and at that point, it became a choice between doing something good or trying not to be inconvenienced. I didn’t really have an option at that point..
So, I stood outside and I looked at the sky, the trees, the wind, I closed my eyes. I thought about what I was doing and what I was being asked to do. $30 per month. One kid. Possibly a positively affected community.
Well, it was more than the cup of tea I went out for, but I think I can deal with that.
Let me open this packet and see what’s inside…