Money Gift Wrap

Edwina Rogers, the wife of Washington lobbyist Ed Rogers wraps her gifts in money.  

As I watched her gift wrap this little package all that I could think to myself is, here is a woman that has never known what it is to be hungry. This is a disgusting display of wealth when so many have so little.  As I saw the scissors slip through the 1 dollar bill I could not help but the think of the labourers earning less than that a day in sweat shops so that the Western world can have cheap products. 

Of course she thinks that this waste is cute.  When you don’t have to worry about your next meal, or where you are going to sleep, one dollar seems unimp0rtant.  For as long as we continue to worship money over people, a dollar can never be considered insignificant.

The money that she spent wrapping those two gifts could have been given as a micro business loan allowing other women to achieve independence. It could have been donated to Planned Parenthood, Children Of The Night, or Habitat For Humanity. There are countless charities that are daily working to improve the lives of others and the best use this woman could find for a dollar was to use it as wrapping paper.

I hope the day will never come when she will wish for every single dollar that she callously cut in half.  I hope the day will never come when the pangs of hunger rack her stomach, or the wind streaks through her body because she has no shelter from the cold.  If that day were to ever arrive she would be ill prepared to deal with the social malaise of the people just like herself who she would need the aid of.

Never underestimate the value of dollar.  It may seem like a small insignificant some but to others it represents food, shelter and safety from the harshness of the world.  Never estimate the value of dollar because when multiplied by like minded people it has the potential to do so much good.

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