Live Below the Line: Day 10

I’m pretty sure I woke up angry this morning. I’m also pretty sure that hunger gives you wicked dreams. I don’t even remember what I dreamt about now, but it was enough to put me in a cranky mood as soon as I opened my eyes.

I was absolutely miserable getting ready for work, on my way to work, and for the first few hours of my work day. Then I got this email from Raising The Village:


I have to give it to them, they have good timing. This quickly snapped me out of my bad mood and made the rest of the day bearable. I also just got a shout out from them on Twitter:


Remember what I send yesterday about feeling nothing but love and support from Live Below the Line and Raising The Village during this challenge? There they go proving that again.

I had a lot of accounting to do at work today, so that kept my mind off of my hunger. I find that the hardest time to deal with the hunger is once I’m home, because that’s when I’m idle and bored. Maybe I need to find something to do in my evenings to keep me busy for the next nine days of the challenge.

“…the average household income for the 160 families is 10 cents a day.” That line from the email above hit me the most. Next time I’m feeling hungry, cranky or miserable, I’ll just repeat that to myself. Sure as hell puts things into perspective.



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