When I started Operation Honeycomb in November of 2010, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to give up ice cream and my other impulse candy purchases. I’ve definitely cheated a few times, when I felt like life was too stressful and I “earned” a treat, but I’ve felt guilty every time, and for the most part, I’ve succeeded in my goal. Most importantly, my sister, Yvonne Riziki, is able to receive financial, emotional, and educational support because of my incredibly small sacrifice.
Yesterday, this beautiful woman put a big smile on my face. I opened my mailbox to find a handwritten letter from her. In the letter, she shared a bit about herself and her family, and gave me a small glimpse inside of her world.
Lately I’ve been absent from blogging as I’ve been trying to meet demands in my personal and professional life, but receiving this letter yesterday gave me a much needed pick me up. It was encouraging to be reminded that I am making a difference. A family of five in Congo is benefiting because instead of buying ice cream every week, I’m sending a little money their way, so that the woman of the house can receive an education and support group in her community. I don’t really miss my little luxury. This is beyond worth giving it up.
Anyone else have an Operation Honeycomb of their own?