We have a rule at the Thornton house -
You have to read the book before you see the movie.
Someone invited me to go see, "The Help"
and Isaac busted me out -
"Did you read the book mom?"
I went to the library -
and I finished the book on Monday.
(and I did not go see the movie - live by example!)
The book provokes many emotions for me,
as I hope it does for anyone that reads it.
I found myself crying
more than once
that someone could be so hateful,
based only on skin color.
I found myself
thankful that my boys don't face that type of discrimination.
I found myself admitting,
it's not over.
Did you know?
Children are enslaved to produce the chocolate that you eat.
A U.S. government-backed report estimated
that more than 1.8 million children
in West Africa are involved in growing cocoa
(*more links below)
I am asking you,
as the Lent season starts,
to give up chocolate
and pass along this blog post.
Make a decision to CHANGE the way these children are treated.
Don't tell me you love chocolate too much -
I'll feed you some Minny Jackson chocolate pie!
(if you didn't read The Help - you won't get that)
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
with how we spend our "American" dollars.
I urge you to have a chocolate FREE Easter.
Or - search out companies that produce FAIR TRADE chocolate.
It's not just chocolate,
by the way -
that's where I am asking you to start -
For a total transformation of
how to spend your dollars better....
I recommend this book.
The Better World Shopping Guide
For an OVERLOAD of blog posts on shopping better - Click here.
(pace yourself here)