Day #52: Give Back Your Shopping Cart

Day #52: Give Back Your Shopping Cart 1

I know the title sounds like I am suggesting not to "steal shopping carts." :)

After my oldest daughter and I came out of the grocery store today, we put our shopping bags in the truck and then pushed the basket to the cart receptacle.

It is a simple thing, but many people don't do it. I've considered the fact that I am the customer and the establishment I just gave my money to is paying someone to collect the carts. Therefore, why should I do their job for them?

But I've concluded it is a kind gesture for whoever's job it is to get the carts and it is also considerate of everyone else in the parking lot.

On windy days and in sloped parking lots, I've seen baskets roll into vehicles. I've even watched as unobservant drivers hit out-of-place carts.

I don't want scratches on my vehicle and I am sure no one else does either.

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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