I am feeling a bit burdened by stuff lately. Although we live in a 2 bedroom apartment, its mind boggling how much stuff you can accumulate, store neatly and actually not need. ‘Retail therapy’ was a thing for me for many years, only at the ripe old age of 40 something have I started to lose interest in this past time. The shops just don’t excite me like they used to, the short lived buzz is becoming more and more empty … and all of this stuff I find myself surrounded by is weighing me down emotionally!
It’s that time of year! The pressure to spend is relentless .. and you have the power to take a stand and shop for good this Christmas! Now more than ever the world needs you to shop for good. Besides running away for a month to avoid it all, or just not buying anything for anyone, making good shopping choices is your best option. (I have seriously considered the other two ideas!) Creating a list is a great place to start, who are you buying for and why? The why is the most important part, buying from a place of love not obligation will ensure that your list is shorter and your shopping is much more fun and meaningful!
“Every 90 seconds a Mother dies in childbirth. Globally, 2.9 million babies don’t make it through their first month of life because they don’t have access to basic health care.”
I cannot really comprehend these facts. In our world, where we are surrounded by choice, luxury and the very best health care, how can you possibly comprehend this happening?
“In Nepal, the maternal and child mortality rate is amongst the world’s worst. Every 4 hours a Nepali woman dies due to preventable complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Every 2 hours a Nepali newborn dies.”
We can all help change these heart breaking statistics.