We get to choose our theme for this week, which is almost more difficult for me. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to share, discarding many ideas like photographing my car, a Volcano Red Dodge Charger because I absolutely love it. Or the wheat field across the road which is now a beautiful golden color. Or my very messy bead table, which will probaly never be neat, and many more.
Instead I chose this...
The Change Jar
My husband doesn't like to carry change in his pocket so he started putting it in a jar he had at work several years ago. At Christmas time he presented us with two jars full of change and said we could do what we wanted with it. We chose to take the family to the Great Wolf Lodge. From there the change jar became a tradition and I started dumping in my own change from my purse. For a couple years we chose to use the money for something fun. But after hearing about an elderly lady in our church that needed assistance we all agreed to send the money from the change jar to her annomously. The next year at Christmas we did the same to a family where the mother lost her job, and the father became disabled and unable to work.
Ever since then we have given it to a person or family we know that need assistance. It's not much, maybe a couple hundred bucks, but it is nice to know it's going to a good cause.
I would encourage you to start your own change jar, whether you choose to use it for yourself, or for helping others.
The little money I have - that is my wealth, but the things I have for which I would not take money, that is my treasure. ~Robert Brault
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