I have been thinking a lot about how lucky we are in the UK.
I spend my time blogging and mountain biking without much of a care in the world.
Every day the news is full of evil things and I just watch it and think oh no. But do I really listen to what is going on? The other day I was working online and my internet went down. I couldn't believe how annoyed I got at this. Sometimes I forget there are other people in the world who struggle to feed their family and suffer in ways, We in the western world can only imagine.
I have been asked on numerous occasion what I would like for Christmas and don't get me wrong there are lots of things I want but what do I actually need in this life?
I have a loving husband and a roof over my head. If I get injured or get ill, I have the NHS which will help me. If I am hungry or thirsty I go to my fully stocked kitchen. We are all guilty of overindulging at this time of year. How many of us actually give back? I don't mean the odd charity tin donation. I mean really give back? We can all make thing better for other human beings why not start with a random act of kindness. Make a small swap of one of your indulgences for something that could benefit other people.
Oxfam is running there #KindnessChangesLives campaign just now and I think this is a fantastic cause.
Why not make one of the theses swapes? No matter what your budget. There is one for you.
£1 chocolate bar = This could provide people in Vietnam clean water for a day.
£5 Costa coffee = buys Buckets to transport clean drinking water.
£8 cocktail = buys 32 children textbooks to further their education.
£10 bottle of Wine. = buys 10 people clean and safe water.
£18 lunch = 50 young woman can be educated about there rights within there community.
£24 Manicure = Could get a family an allotment to grown there own food.
If you would like to make a simple swap this festive season to help someone less fortunate click here