There is a new show on TLC called Extreme Couponing. It highlights various individuals clipping grocery store coupons and then shopping for their bargains. A woman and her young child routinely dumpster dives in a newspaper recycling bin in search of extra savings. Another young mother, while shopping with her husband and three children, purchased 600 pieces of candy. She decided she will keep some for her family, the rest she will donate to other children at a local church. Most of these extreme couponers have stockpiled up their bargains in the basement of their homes and cannot wait to show them off. While this seems to be a wonderful thing to do because of the savings on grocery store bills, the savings of which can go to other home expenses, it really is not a savings at all. Actually, their coupon clipping is going to cost them their health.
"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay