Making a healthy choice, Me and Number seven walked to the grocery store. On the way there, we had to divert our normal path around two homeless men sleeping under some trees. I remember thinking “Wow. You used to only see that in the inner cities and not suburbia America.”
While mulling THAT yroubling thought over, we continued into the store. Upon entering the store, we overheard a mother with five children telling her oldest how she didn’t know how she was going to make their last $25.00 feed them for the next two weeks. Reflecting instead on that, it occurred to me that this is a problem which is bigger than most people are willing to acknowledge. In the recent decade, it has become increasingly difficult to achieve more band for your buck. Our youngest daughter is 16 and when she was a toddler, we were able to fill a shopping cart for under $100. Fast forward to now and you are lucky to cover the bottom of the same shopping cart for the same. This also includes purchasing store brand or the cheapest brand available.
My heart wen tg out to these people. The stuggles are very real for these people. It is hard to imagine trying to make a minimal amount of money stretch for a big family or to face the day wondering where you will lay your head at night. But, this is something that is becoming more commonplace in our society. It makes me wonder whether or not we will, one day, become a third world country.
What do YOU think?
**Apologies fo any typos or any formatting errors. This is my first time using the WordPress app and I am notorious for having fat fingers when I use my phone. Ya ya…I know..no digression. Or IS there??