maandag 25 november 2013

How Do You Possibly Give Every Day! (Overig)

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Do you ever have those days that you are so overwhelmed you don’t get anything done because you are so overwhelmed?

Today was one of those days for me and I still needed to find a way to give.

How did I possibly think I could find the time to give every day!
Day 282: Give 282

I am a real person at the other end of 365give. I don’t have volunteers or helpers writing for me every day or giving for me every day. I don’t have a twitter team or Facebook specialist linking me up across the internet.

I am one women trying to do something to make the world a better place and some days it’s just hard. Some days I have so many other things going on with my child, my family,my dogs, my house and my paying job that at 8:00 pm I am sitting in Starbucks trying to get some work done and I realize I haven’t done anything to give today.

Now what? I have committed to giving back to the world every day for 365 days, I have 83 days to go and I have nothing planned. It’s not like I can go volunteer somewhere now. But I am out, I am at Starbucks, it’s pretty busy. How could I still do one thing today to give.

I’ve got it!

Starbucks is my inspiration to give!
I will by a coffee for a stranger. It’s not anything remarkable, I’m not saving a child in Africa or making some grand environmental gesture but I can be thoughtful and kind to another human being and hopefully make their day.

Philanthropy is defined as:

1) The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind

2) Love of humankind in general
The definition doesn’t say anything about making a large donation, giving away half you r wealth or volunteering for 10 hours. All we need to do is to “increase the well-being of humankind.” My give of the day may have been small but I did it! I did my give of the day even when I thought I couldn’t. It’s what 365give is all about. Finding a way in your life to give every day.
What will you do today? Share your give with us! I need all the inspiration I can get!
Time Commitment: 1 minute
Cost: $2.00

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