Now that Halloween is over people are already counting down the days till Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are 22 days until Thanksgiving and 53 until Christmas. But, instead of focusing this year on what you are getting, and what color the holiday Starbucks cup is, let’s focus on helping, giving back, and volunteering.
We often think to help people, we need to leave and go to a foreign country and while, yes people in those countries do need help, there are also people around the corner from where you live, that need your help, too.
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
This is one of our favorite quotes. There is nothing better than being kind, the feeling it gives the giver and the feeling it gives the receiver is almost irreplaceable. It just feels good to give.
Yes, giving back should be a humbling experience, one that you need not even share, but the truth is that giving back is good for all parties. Now, not all of us have the means to give money but there are several types of giving, such as time and experience. There are amazing benefits to giving, whether you are regularly volunteering, donating money, or simply doing a random act of kindness, giving is powerful!