Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Oh the irony! Tis the season of giving pt. 1

This week, I received these two brochures in the same delivery. The irony was too much for my eyes [heart] to bear.  If you can't tell what they are, they are two very different catalogues.  One is for luxury dolls and accessories, the other is a gift catalog for a humanitarian organization.

So, don't get me wrong.  I'm not bashing those who own one of these overly priced dolls.  Who doesn't enjoy seeing the joy on their child's face when they get a gift that they realllly like and which of us does not like buying things for our kids?!  Besides, we ALL spend our excess in different waysNo judging here.

Anyway, I was curious what the price of one doll in our country could buy for those in need just to put things into I began comparing and here's what I got:

1 doll w/ book            =               1 small business loan for  a woman 
                                                        1 goat and 2 small chickens (16 c of fresh              
                                                           milk per day and fresh eggs

1 doll stroller              =                 $250 of necessities  for homeless or           
                                                         needy families in the USA

1 sparkle doll dress   =                hope for sexually exploited girls (safe    
                                                        shelter, counseling, food, vocational 
                                                        training, etc. 

1 puffy doll jacket & shoes   =   $350 worth of medical supplies overseas

I hope this was as profound to you as it was me?!  

May we never stop blessing, loving and giving to our own children and families, but may we also NEVER never forget those who are hurting, suffering and who go without on a daily basis. 

Tis the season of giving!

1 comment:

Emily Doss said...

Wow- very eye opening!