In today’s world, it can often seem like we are constantly on the go and only thinking about ourselves. I think it’s more important now than ever to give back to others, in any way that you can.
So before y’all start about how you need to save every penny, let me clarify that it’s not always money that you can use to give back to others. There are many different ways to do this, and money is only one of them. Some others are volunteering to help someone you see struggling. Even the smallest gesture like helping someone with their yard work or offering to help them with something you’re already doing at your house can be a huge thing to that other person. You can also give back by offering assistance in an area that you are an expert in. If you are known for your cleaning skills, go offer to help others who may need it, perhaps a single mom who doesn’t have time or an elderly neighbor who can’t do what they need to. Volunteer your time to help the community with a beach clean-up or perhaps assisting your favorite charity with getting signatures for a petition. If you do happen to have extra money, why don’t you give back that way? Make a donation to a charity or go buy groceries for someone you see struggling on the street. With so many options, if you truly want to give back to others, you can find a way to do so. Bonus points if you can get a group together to make it a fun day with friends, as well as helping your community!
Put together a giving bag, which has basic items that a homeless person may need. Now, next time you see someone who needs a little help, you can easily hand this out.
This can applied to those who were furloughed, an elderly neighbor, a young single mother, it doesn’t matter, just help a neighbor out. Whether it’s mowing their yard for them or dropping by a basket of muffins, help one of your neighbors.
There are so many ways to help others, and you can do it with your money or time 🙂 and yes, that’s a cell phone, someone missed the “we are recording” light 😉
In this cold weather, you can do so much for others, even something as simple as taking extra blankets you have around the house to a shelter. There are so many in need who this will help to keep warm.
Whether you’ve changed up your color scheme or just aren’t using certain ornaments or decorations anymore, donate them. If they’re in good shape, give to those less fortunate, and help them have the decorations for Christmas.
Find a local charity and donate some of those unopened gifts you bought for a gift exchange or you got and never opened. It’s a more thoughtful way of re-gifting, this way giving it to someone who could really use it.
Giving to others is such an important part of this season, make time to set an example and give back to those less fortunate.
Tis the season for giving! Whether you are getting a Starbucks for the morning or you just want to help your neighbor out with a small task, start a pay it forward movement, and let that Christmas cheer spread.