I had given up sugar and coffee before and that benefited me; lost weight and less caffeine. This year I wanted to be able to give back. So I have decided to give up buying fast food, pop, snacks and send the amount saved to the Marland Children’s Home in Ponca City. This is not a great amount of money, but I’ll add this amount to what I normally would contribute.
I have to confess I have failed on my vow already, two days in a row. I made a trip to “the city”. This is about an hour and a half drive. I always grab a drink at the local gas stop before I leave and then stop at McDonalds for a sandwich off the dollar menu midway. Without a thought otherwise I did the same going and coming back. As a penalty, I will double the cost of the drinks and sandwich and put it in the jar. This may be harder to do than I thought. Since I am in a rural area, shopping for groceries and other necessities involves driving a distance. I will have to plan ahead and take snacks and drinks with me.