This post comes from my friend, Sarah, who is constantly challenging me to think differently. Better yet – she is going to be my accountability partner for PX90.
I ran to the local grocery store the other night because I realized I didn’t have butter to make congo bars. My husband asked me to buy bananas so he could make banana wheat bread in the bread maker.
Standing by the produce, I notice regular bananas are 59 cents/lb. and organic bananas are 99 cents/lb. My initial thought was to buy the cheaper option. I’ve always thought that organic bananas were optional because you peel them.
The weekend before, my friend told me about what she had read in a book about growing bananas.
Bananas are generally grown in Costa Rica. The crops are dusted almost daily with fungicide that is known carcinogen. People live near these plantations. The fungicide gets into their water supply.
What if this was my children’s only water supply and our house was right next door to these fields?
So in grocery store, I paused to ask myself if I’m saving money only for the preservation of my family or to be a generous and loving person to others. I have moments like this where I’m convicted to make a change, not out of guilt, but because it makes sense.
These little decisions that we make every day have a greater impact than just us.
When we’re able to cut our grocery bills in so many ways, is it possible that we could spend just a little extra to positively impact the life of someone we don’t even know?
What is the “Real” Cost of Bananas?
At Give Me Neither, Sarah finds joy in discovering and passing along the best deals, showing that there’s a place for quality even on a budget. She is a wife and mom to 2 little boys moving toward a green, healthier way of life, waiting to bring home a child from South Africa, and learning what it means to live richly and generously even without being “rich”.