Day 33

Act 33: Big Deal
by Jane Clamp

You’ve seen the videos: fights over bargains in shopping centres, Black Friday riots, Christmas brawls over best-sellers. Deals don’t always bring out the best in humanity. So, flip that instinct. Today, buy every deal that you reasonably can, and then give it to whoever you can. Make your bargains work for someone else.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good…” 
(Psalm 34:8 NIV)
Choose how to complete this act…
GREEN OPTION:See some food marked at 50% off? Buy two – one to give away. Not going out today? Put a reminder on your shopping list for next time.
YELLOW OPTION:Find a deal on your favourite food, drink, or clothes brand. Give it away to someone you think might love it.
Bulk-buy a necessity – toilet paper, cereal, underwear – and give it all away to a charity who can give it to those in need.

Next time I go shopping in a supermarket I will look for special offers and then buy and put in the trolley for the food bank. I am not going shopping today. It’s day off and I’ve cleaned the kitchen window (inside) and got rid of some cobwebs from the top of the kitchen cabinets and tops of the walls. Terry and I have had a 3 mile walk and a drink at the pub with a snack afterwards (late lunch).

I have also joined the Care International Lend With Care scheme and we will be lending money to people in Pakistan who make clothing – so as to fulfil the ethical/fair trade clothing act.

I have also put some things on ebay. One of them is in auction starting at 99p and is brand new and retailing at £89 so someone is going to get a bargain. Will be interesting to see what it does go for. I’ve also put 3 towel rings on that have been hanging around (if you will forgive the pun) in their boxes and will not be used. I got them when I moved into my previous rectory but didn’t put them up.


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