One positive we can take away from the devastating natural disasters we’ve witnessed in 2017 is that people do have giving spirits. The outpouring of love and support does a heart good. This has been a unique year as we’ve had the opportunity to witness the best in human nature with the many stories of kindness and giving. But if you stop and look around, you’ll be able to find examples of kindness and generosity around you all year long.
Of course, giving does begin to pick up at this time of year. Food pantries and shelters are collecting food so that families in need can enjoy holiday dinners, and numerous charities begin to accept donations to provide presents to children who might otherwise receive no gifts on Christmas morning. It is people’s generosity that makes these campaigns succeed – and that is truly an inspiration.
This year we have a challenge for you: let’s all work together to make stories of generosity, kindness and giving the mainstream year round. Remember, people don’t suddenly have enough food once the new year starts. The need remains.
The giving season should last twelve months a year. Here are two simple tips to make this happen: