As I was flipping through the "newly added" movies, a title "Living on One Dollar" caught our attention and we were curious to see what it was about. We both have hearts that break for those who don't have what we do, are born into poverty and don't have much of a chance to break outside of that realm.
Kevin called it - by the end of this 1-ish hour film, we were both bawling...convicted of the attitudes that we have toward material items and how much we take for granted that we have food on our plates every day.
To get a feel, watch this short trailer:
Tears already, right??
Could you do it? Live on one dollar a day?
Think about the changes you'd experience. Think about the things that would become most important in your life - food, shelter, water, family.
It's made me rethink my selfish desires. I'll admit it's hard. I want cute jewelry, clothes, home decor. If you read a lot of blogs, it's hard to not start wanting it too! Shoot...I have a blog post in mind about my new gallery wall.
My husband and I are praying about what this means for us. We're pretty convicted and aren't sure if it means to give more, move somewhere to help, or to be more appreciative of what we do have....maybe all three!
I encourage you to watch it, if you have Netflix, or to purchase the film HERE. There are also screenings all over the country.
In the meantime, think about what life would be like to live on one dollar? You may have the option, but there are more than 1 billion people in the world who don't have a choice. What can you do to help??