Could you change the world with $1?
What can one dollar do? Can it put food on someone’s table? Can it buy a pair of shoes? Can it change someone’s life for the better?
What about one person? What can one person do? Can one person change someone’s life for the better? Can one person make a ripple in the pond we call society big enough to be heard?
I don’t think those questions can be answered easily. I think a lot of that depends on perspective.
What about 1,000,000 dollars? Or 1,000,000 people? Can those amounts make a difference? Can 1,000,000 dollars change someone’s life drastically? Or could it change hundreds of lives? Can 1,000,000 people, all with helping hands, change someone’s life? Or could those helping hands change hundreds of lives? I think as we increase the amount of humans giving, the answer to those same questions asked above become more clear.
If everyone in America donated one dollar, there would be 300,000,000 dollars going to those who need it. If everyone in America donated one dollar, there would be 300,000,000 dollars going to those who would give their lives for their children to go to school, to college. There would be 300,000,000 dollars going to those who don’t know where their next meal will come from. There would be 300,000,000 dollars going towards changing the world in some way, for the better.
Ponder it. For the amount it costs you or me to purchase a song on iTunes, together, we could make an impact for the better. Does Apple, the largest corporation in the world, really need that dollar? Do your ears really need that new song, or will it just get old in the next few months? That extra dollar burning a whole in your pocket, do you need it more than the person who hasn’t eaten in days? Because I assure you that, while we are sheltered here in America, there are millions of those starving mouths. There are people who’s lives would change, even if just for a day, with that dollar.
Money is a tool. It can be used for consumption, it can be used for savings, or it can be used as a benevolent act bestowed on those who need it much more than you or me.
That extra dollar burning a hole in your pocket, or those extra hours of free time you have on Saturday, can you do an act of good with it? Can you help someone or volunteer at a charity with it?
Ponder it. Because in a sheltered society where everything is happy and butterflies, there are people everyday who are starving, dying, and wishing a helpful person like you would cross their path.