A Fair Deal

For those that know me, one of the things I love about the holidays is giving.  The feeling you get when you do something nice for someone or give them a gift that brings a genuine smile to their face.  That is what the holiday season is all about for me.  Another thing that many people know about me is that the "holidays" start around my house October 1st and go through February.  I live for this time of year.  
Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread...oh those aromas pouring through the air.  I just can't get enough coffee as the weather turns cool.  As much as I would love to make a gourmet coffee run several times a day, my budget just won't allow for it.  And quite honestly, who has that kind of time? Thank goodness for my stash of Fair Trade Certified™ Green Mountain Coffee® and my Keurig machine.  

In this season of giving and doing for others, I like to remind myself how rewarding it is to buy Fair Trade whenever possible.  Fair Trade is a global movement to help improve the lives of farmers and their families by providing a fair price to coffee farmers which leads to a better quality of life in coffee-farming communities.  I have learned so much over the past few years about paying it forward and living a servant lifestyle.  While I am far from where I need to be, I have become a lot more environmentally conscience in my purchases.

I just like knowing that there are good companies out there who are working hard to protect human decency and the rights of women and children.  By purchasing Fair Trade Certified™ Green Mountain Coffee®, you help small-scale coffee farmers and their families, you ensure that kids stay in school
and you provide a way for women to help support their families.  
So, if you are looking for me bright and early in the morning this is where you will find me.  My little "peace" by the glassful.  I may be reading my devotional or I may simply be staring out of the window.  Either way, my soul is renewed every morning by this 8 ounce slice of heaven (and a few prayers.)
I can't change the world, but I can do my part to try to make a difference.  Purchasing Fair Trade is just a decision I have made that I am proud of.  Now that you have caught up on your blog reading for the day, why don't you grab your warm cup of coffee (you know you are craving it now) and watch these exclusive videos of Kelly Clarkson’s adventures in Peru and learn more about Fair Trade at ChooseFairTrade.com.  
When you are done, leave me a comment below telling me What actions can you take in your daily life to promote environmental friendliness?"  
One person from this blog will receive a Green Mountain Coffee gift basket and 6 random commenters will be chosen to win a new Keurig® Brewing System and a Green Mountain Coffee® gift basket!
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