I'm a sucker when I shop. I know it, and many of the stores I frequent know it as well. My biggest weakness is the "% Off" sign. When a retailer is wanting to give me 40, 50 or 60% off the regular price I am now interested. You offer me 75% off cat supplies, and I'll buy them. And I don't even have a cat! My closets, and work areas are filled with many items I purchased at substantial savings. I may not be able to tell you WHAT it is, but chances are I will be able to tell you WHAT it cost and how much I saved.
A few months ago, I was strolling through a pottery store. Now other than a coffee mug with a face on it, and maybe a pie dish, I don't have much use for pottery. But then something caught my eye. Actually, there were 3 aspects that caught my eye. There were bracelets, with small elastic cords h9olding a small clay sign with 3 or 4 words. The one that caught my eye, I wanted to purchase. it simply says, "Be The Change". Wow! That was it! That is what I've tried to do in my 11 years in Elsberry. Before I can get people to change, they must be able to see that change in me.
The bracelet was $10. The company that produced them was "MudLove". They were made in Indiana. It wasn't until I turned over the price tag, that I found the thrid and most compelling reason to buy this bracelet. It read, "This Band provides 1 Week of Clean Water to someone in need". Here I was thinking how our church might be able to drill a well in Haiti to bring fresh water to a village, and this company is willing to share part of their profit to make a difference half a world away. May our lives be so.