Perhaps the secret that stuck out to me the most was the challenge from Amy Smith to live on $2 a day. When I read that I actually had chills thinking about the reality of what $2 a day means.
I think I just lost that in change today - how can that be life for people?
Some days I think I have it rough - then I look at all the stuff I have. The idea of stuff in our society is amazing to me. Walk through Wal-Mart this week and think about all there is to buy and how much of it we actually need.
The reality of limited resources, the reality of $2 a day, means no unlimited stuff, means eating all the food you have, wearing clothes that are out of fashion, re-reading the same book over and over, not having it all, not having enough...
Could I do that? Could we even begin to simulate living on $2 a day? Does that mean I can't drive to work? I can't wear newer clothes? Can I each three meals a day? Can I use the clean, free flowing water from my tap?
I guess my challenge this week is to really wrap my head around $2 a day, to learn what I can live without, to really begin to understand excess, and maybe learn a little bit about myself in the process.