Economists say that we are coming out of our recession but I really don’t think this is the case. Last month alone I came across so many small businesses, bars and restaurants that have closed down, some of which have been around for many years. And that was only in a small part of the southern suburbs.
It appears as if many people are going to remain unemployed for some time to come and, considering how people are already struggling financially, it is going to take a lot of willpower just to survive from day to day. For those who are fortunate enough not to be feeling the recession as badly as others, spare a thought for the less fortunate when purchasing groceries, and more especially your luxury items.
If you are not really able to assist anyone financially, you can assist them by not buying grocery items that are excessively priced. In this way manufacturers, suppliers and retailers will be forced to reduce their prices to get their stock moving again.
One can even apply this strategy to so many other areas of our lives that require us to part with our hard-earned money. This is the only way that we can try to break the stronghold the business world has on our economy and restore some semblance of normality
In these tough economic times there are many opportunities for people to show their kindness and generosity towards others. If all those who “have” can share just a small portion of their wealth with those who “do not have”, it will go a long way to assist in the eradication of poverty and improving the standard of living in our communities.