Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees

People should be more grateful and give more to others who aren’t as fortunate

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Allie Ament, Staff Writer

Most of us are fortunate enough to live in a home and have money for food and other daily expenses. We live in a world where if we have money we often forget about those who don’t.

There’s nothing wrong with having money, it’s what you do with the money.

For many of us going out to eat with our friends is a weekly, mindless thing to do. We go shopping when we want to spice up our wardrobe and we buy things we want that we probably don’t need. We are so used to this lifestyle that is just handed to us that we don’t even realize how much we are taking it all for granted.

Poverty to many of us seems like a whole world away, yet poverty is streets away.

There are people around us that worry about where their next meal will come from and live on week-to-week paychecks.

There are kids our age who are providing for their family; working 50 hours a week after school and on the weekends. They don’t know what it’s like to be a real teenager because they had to face the hard reality of hardship far too early.

We can feel bad for them or we can help.

There are about a million organizations you can donate to or you can roll up your sleeves and make a real difference.

We are all part of a community and its about time we start acting like it.

The first step is appreciating what you have even if you don’t have very much.

The next step is helping those who don’t have as much.

If we all put in a helping hand than we could save lives, create a better world, even end poverty. It just takes a person every day to realize there’s more to life than having name brand clothing or a different pair of shoes to match every outfit. Life is about love and experiences. Use your time and money to save lives.Give your love and compassion to people who are struggling.