January 26, 2010

The Power of Half

*Image from The Hunger Project
"It all began with a stop at a red light.

Kevin Salwen, a writer and entrepreneur in Atlanta, was driving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006. While waiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes coupe on one side and a homeless man begging for food on the other.
'Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal,' Hannah protested. "

That's how this op-ed piece in the NY Times begins. It's an interesting story about a father-daughter project entitled The Power of Half. This family sold their house, moved into a smaller house, and donated the proceeds to The Hunger Project to sponsor 40 villages in Ghana.

Impressive. Crazy, but impressive. And definitely food for thought. Give it a read, and then think about it. Do you have areas of your life where you could give "half"?

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