Deep thoughts for the day
by Shelly Brown
(I wish this was funny like Jack Handy but alas there is not a single joke in this post)
In researching for one of my stories I came across this quote by Ghandi:
Earth has enough to provide
for everyone’s need,
but not for everyone’s greed.
I love this quote on so many levels.
* It ropes in my own desires. It lessens my need for consumption. It makes me content with what I have for truly I have enough for my needs.
* It makes me remember that I am responsible for my earth and my fellow man. If I am greedy then I will hurt not only this earth but those around me. I have thought many a time that if I can go without extras/my greed (new shirt, a movie when I could rent instead of buy, a new couch when my old couch could last a few years longer) I could give the money that I would have spent, to help feed and dress those in this world who go without their needs.
* It also makes me not want to waste food. I try to keep my family’s food budget tight so that we can be free to give our money to others who don’t have food. We don’t suffer in anyway because of our budget. We totally still eat but it is in place to keep us from becoming frivolous in our purchases and tossing too many perishables.