I realize I haven't blogged in awhile, but I've been avoiding what I preach against.
Here I know and understand why buying @ Wal*Mart isn't the way to go and I have found myself shopping there in the past month or so. The first time I went back was to get some groceries and I just felt like I betrayed by precious Top Foods, Fred Meyer and local veggie market. It wasn't a good feeling.
But you see, hubby hasn't had work since end of June and well , its catching up with us. We are very lucky to have unemployment, but going with months and months of a few extra hundred dollars a week is rapidly depleting my bank account.
And sadly because Wal*Mart is so huge they can offer cheaper prices on some items. I do find that because I have changed our diet so much there is less I can buy now. I used to purchase a LOT of single serve type stuff and prepackaged items, but not much if at all anymore.
I'm finding this to be a vicious cycle that I can't seem to get out of.
With Wal*Mart I found myself giving into buying MORE just because it was cheaper and leaning back into some of my poor eating habits. Just shopping there made me start to imagine buying things like another Game System for Noah or a better TV....I haven't entertained ideas like that in a VERY long time and it disgusted me.
Please know, If you shop there, I'm not judging you-- please don't think I am -- I'm just trying to explain some of the struggles I'm dealing with when it comes to shopping there.
So while I haven't bought much aside from groceries for myself I did buy a pant & shirt outfit for Noah for only $2 one time and since it doesn't fit it'll be going to the Giving Tree this December along with about 6 toys I found for less then $3.
So what do you think about that? Do you think its ok to shop at places like Wal*Mart or the like so you can bless people?
Since places like the giving tree, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots or Food banks even don't allow used gifts to be donated we are stuck in wanting to give but struggle with shopping at places that offer affordable items.
That's where I'm at right now. Its not a good struggle. What do you think?
personally I love to give and want to bless regardless of where it comes from, but in the back of my mind I think about that girl on Wal*Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices and I feel pretty small....What do you recommend oh Blog readers?
Pic from HERE