If your email is anything like mine, you’ve been inundated with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday sales, whatever other term they are using to hock their wares sales…it’s all been a bit much. Amidst all of the hustle and bustle, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed by everything and lose sight of the real reason for the reason – I’m here to help you with that! 😊
Tuesday, December 3rd is Giving Tuesday – if you aren’t familiar with this, here’s a brief synopsis: Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, the idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Everybody is getting in on the action this year – check out some of these organizations: Facebook , Make-a-Wish , American Cancer Society , Red Cross , Alzheimer’s Foundation (so close to my heart) and many more! A lot of these amazing organizations are partnering with corporate sponsors on a matching program, meaning that for every $ you donate, the corporate sponsor will match it…which can mean big wins for the charities that you want to support. AWESOME!!!!
If donating money isn’t in the cards for you at this time, don’t underestimate the importance of your time – find somewhere to volunteer! Go out of your way to do something kind for someone else! Step out of your comfort zone and speak to those around you, whether you know them or not. Remember, a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet! 😊
Whatever you do to acknowledge and celebrate Giving Tuesday, I hope it fills you with the warmest, fuzziest feelings every…I hope it just plain feels good. I also hope that you will do it again, and again, and again – helping others feels awesome. 😊
Happy Giving Tuesday to you, my friends! 😊
PS: Supertramp’s Give a Little Bit for your listening pleasure!