Blog Action Day happens once a year, when bloggers all over the world concentrate on one subject. This year it’s poverty.

Here’s a list of things you can do to combat poverty.

Here are some organizations I like and contribute to:

American Indian College Fund

Heifer Project

Global Response

The first and third may not seem like obvious ways to combat poverty, but lack of education and environmental devastation take their toll. Long-term solutions are just as important as short-term ones.

The quote is from Walt Whitman, according to a card I received from a friend.

Do I follow the admonition in the title?

Not even close.

I’m too afraid. Afraid of opening my wallet, having only a twenty, and not wanting to give it. Afraid of being asked for too much, maybe my house or my favorite piece of jewelry.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll have the courage to live it. After all, tomorrow is another day.

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  1. Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck October 15, 2008 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Great suggestions, my dear! And a necessary reminder for me. Also, I just started a Mile High Mamas page for facebook I’d love to have you a part of it.

  2. Beth October 17, 2008 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Thanks, Amber, I’ll check out your page on Facebook.