I want to go to Africa. Someday. Soon. Maybe next summer. With my kids.
When I mentioned this, my daughter started complaining that she didn’t want to go anywhere. Sure, she wants to go to Africa, but with her friends. Can you say “spoiled”?!? Clearly, I have some work to do!
I have a friend who started an orphanage in Africa. Yep, he just up and started an orphanage. Pretty impressive, if you ask me. It is called Zion Care and you can read all about how it started and how you can contribute if you want to help.
My plan is to make my spoiled kids work at the orphanage in Africa for a week or so and then selfishly ruin them again with some kind of fancy safari. Preferably with comfortable beds. And yummy food.
Each time a $5 bill comes into my wallet, I am taking it out and putting it in a jar. (This is not an original idea – the $5 Savings Plan has been going around the blogosphere lately. Taking spoiled children to work at an orphanage in Africa is a totally original idea.)
If you want to copy my idea of going to Africa, feel free. I know I am not the only one with spoiled rotten children. The more spoiled rotten children working at an African orphanage the merrier! Or if you have another goal to save for, that’s fine too.
Starting August 1, I propose we have a little $5 saving competition. Sign up with a comment telling me you are “in” and what your goal is. At the end of the month, we will see who has the most $5 bills saved. We can each send the winner a $5 bill as a prize. If no one else signs up for this contest, I will be sending the winner (me) a $5 prize! It’s a win-win for everyone!
(Unless of course, if it turns out that I am accidentally running some kind of illegal Ponzi scheme and I have to go to jail. Then I lose. Please let me know if you think this might get me sent to jail. I will immediately cease and desist all gaming on this site. Thanks.)
So, are you “in”? What’s your goal?