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we do so little

As I type this I have about 23 hours left of work until I will be getting a GLORIOUS 8 days off.  Having worked 35 days in a row I think I deserve it!I’ve decided to make some changes in my life in an attempt to perhaps curb my perpetual bad luck. I’m picking up my SUV from the body shop hopefully all fixed and in working order. I am also adding a member to my family of 1. I’m getting a British Bulldog puppy!  In doing so I am growing up, getting some real responsibility. It’s about time. 🙂  I guess the main thing I wanted to write about was I’m trying to decide if I should sponsor a child.There are many different aid organizations all over the world that allow you to “sponsor” a child.  I have been thinking about doing this for a while, as I definitely can afford to give 30$ a month. My only concern is what organization to go with?  I know quite a few people who sponsor through World Vision, but in all honesty am looking for something not religiously affiliated. I would not want my money to be kept from someone because of religion. Nor would I like people who need the money pretending to follow a religion because they are the ones with the cash.  Not that I am sure in any way that this happens, I just feel better going with an organization that accepts anyone from anywhere for any reason.  One other thing I worry about is exactly how much of my money I donate is going to make it to the family. Or does it get put into whatever the organization feels it needs to go to at that time?  Is it OK to simply trust that an organization that is truly out there helping people would have the needs of the people at the top of the priority list? Unfortunately I am hesitant to trust completely in our day and age people use any medium possible to take advantage of others. Including exploiting those in need.I’ll post again when I have made up my mind. Be expecting some silence as I’m sure sitting on the computer will not be my #1 priority in the next few days! 

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Free Rice

I stumbled across this website today (literally through “stumble upon“) that is truly deserving of mention.  It’s a non-profit website dedicated to feeding the hungry. The United Nations has teamed up to create this website where everyday people with a little time on their hands, can answer questions and earn rice donations for those in need.You are given a word along with 4 possible definitions, all you have to do is choose the correct answer and for each word you get right, 20 grains of rice are donated.20 grains seems insignificant, I thought that myself when first checking this out, but with numerous countries getting on board and the spread of this program the results are amazing.Just yesterday 96,544,880 grains of rice were earned. WOW.   FREE RICE??!! The rice is paid for by the advertisers on the page, who are interested in promoting literacy as well as helping to end hunger. So if you have a spare 2 minutes in your day (which I suspect everyone can find) go to the site and give some people some free rice.

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DO IT!

(If you have not figured it out, just click the picture above and go from there.)